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Conversational Components - Yaki Dunietz, CoCo - Voice Tech Podcast ep.070
<p>As the voice industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds, conversational components stand out as a key development moving forward. What are these conversational components? Simply put, they are modular blocks of customizable, reusable conversational services, accessible via APIs that can fit together in a myriad of ways to form larger, conversational flows.&nbsp;</p><p>Conversational Components, known as CoCo are leading the charge with this modular-based component approach. In this episode, Yaki Dunietz, the company's CEO, who has been working in conversational AI for more than 20 years, and Jason Gilbert, lead conversation designer at CoCo, who has designed text-to-voice experiences across a range of conversational channels, join us to share more about the company and its unique approach to chatbots.&nbsp;</p><p>We kick the show off by diving into CoCo’s service as a hub and directory for conversational components. We learn about how the components are accessed, vendor publishing, and how searches on the platform work. From there, we move onto how the bots handle queries, both in and out of context. It is vitally important for these bots to engage in small talk, which requires a few thousand smaller bots all to fire at the same time. Through increasing access, CoCo hopes to encourage collaboration and in doing so, propel developments in the space forward.&nbsp;</p><p>We round off the show by learning more about Yaki and Jason’s respective backgrounds and how it shaped their thinking, what it takes to build a bot’s personality, and what the future has in store for CoCo.</p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep070">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep070</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[07:22] The component resides on the platform</p><p>[25:03] Good chatbots, and even good digital assistants, have personality</p><p>[43:16] Forging personality and character, creating a chatbot experience, is an artform</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceconnectedbusiness">Voice Connected Business EU conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VoiceTech30EU</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceofhealthcare">Voice of Healthcare Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.crunchbase.com/person/yaki-dunietz">Yaki Dunietz</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/yakidunietz?lang=en">Yaki Dunietz on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://a-i.com/">Conversational Components</a></li><li><a href="https://cocohub.ai/">Conversational Components Hub</a></li><li><a href="https://il.linkedin.com/in/jason-f-gilbert-75186a156">Jason F. Gilbert</a></li><li><a href="https://www.scorepublishing.us/">Score Publishing</a></li><li><a href="http://www.vodacom.co.za/vodacom/services/tobi">TOBi</a></li><li><a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">Jovo</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voiceflow.com/">Voiceflow</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Age-Spiritual-Machines-Computers-Intelligence/dp/0140282025">The Age of Spiritual Machines</a></li><li><a href="https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Weizenbaum">Joseph Weizenbaum</a></li><li><a href="https://www.pandorabots.com/mitsuku/">Mitsuku</a></li><li><a href="https://uk.linkedin.com/in/steve-worswick-82b748121">Steve Worswick</a></li><li><a href="https://movies.disney.com/zootopia">Zootopia</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Subscribe for more episode</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Investing in Voice - Yannick Oswald, Mangrove Capital - Voice Tech Podcast ep.069
<p>As the number of voice tech innovations continues to rise, how are investors responding? Is there interest in this potential investment niche or has it not yet penetrated the investor psyche enough for serious capital injection? Today's guest, Yannick Oswald of Mangrove Capital Partners, shares his investor insights into the voice tech space.&nbsp;</p><p>Mangrove Capital is a venture capital firm chasing transformational ideas around the world, with a focus on early-stage companies before product launch. They have several very successful seed investments such as Skype and Wix, and are very bullish on voice tech. We kick off this episode with Yannick explaining the firm’s interest in the voice space. With a relatively new interest of only a year and a half, they feel that voice can catalyze a shift in technological social interaction.&nbsp;</p><p>While conventional social media is a solitary, private experience, voice has the potential to take away the fake façade of other social platforms and reestablish the authentic connection. From there, we learn more about Mangrove’s voice investment, Sybel, and how the platform seeks to reinvent audio entertainment. Yannick found that listening to a documentary provided the same entertainment experience as watching it on screen, which is what sparked his interest. We then move onto podcasts and audio content, and where Yannick sees opportunities for investors. He talks about how this niche will branch off into different genres and the likely determining factors of success. The lockdown has changed the way that people interact with voice and audio platforms, and companies can use this time to cement their places in users’ lives.&nbsp;</p><p>The show rounds off with some advice from Yannick for voice tech entrepreneurs and what’s in store for Mangrove Capital moving forward. This was a great discussion, so be sure to tune in!<br><br></p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep069">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep069</a>&nbsp;<br><br><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/digitalbookworld">Digital Book World 2020 Conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://www.yannickoswald.com/">Yannick Oswald</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/yannickoswald?ref_src=twsrc%255Egoogle%257Ctwcamp%255Eserp%257Ctwgr%255Eauthor">Yannick Oswald on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/yannick-oswald-55706650/?originalSubdomain=uk">Yannick Oswald on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.mangrove.vc/">Mangrove Capital Partners</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/join/become-a-voice-tech-pro/">Become a Voice Tech Pro</a></li><li><a href="https://sybel.co/en/">Sybel</a></li><li><a href="https://developer.amazon.com/alexa/alexa-fund">Alexa Fund</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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The Voice Layer - Jan König, Jovo - Voice Tech Podcast ep.068
<p>Today on the show, we welcome Jan König, co-founder of Jovo. Jovo is an open source layer that lets you build and run voice experiences across multiple devices and platforms including, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung Bixby, mobile phone and web apps, and many more!</p><p>In this episode, we get an inside look into Jovo’s architecture and business model, as well as the latest and greatest version of the build-once deploy-everywhere solution for voice. Jovo version 3 has just been released, and it expands the number of channels you can build for, which now includes Twilio, Facebook Messenger, and even Samsung Bixby. The product has significantly matured and is used by many top brands to build world-class apps today.&nbsp;</p><p>Not only do we dig into all the new Jovo v3 features, but we speak about the challenges involved with building an open source startup. On the dev side, we take a look at standards, software patterns, and the design considerations between voice bots versus chat bots. On the industry side, we explore best practices, where the voice market is going beyond the big platforms, and much, much more.</p><p>Jan is a highly concentrated source of information, and the insights per minute in this episode is off the charts! So, if you’re looking to have your mind-blown, in multiple directions, then take a listen!</p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>● &nbsp; Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep068">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep068</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p><b>[05:17]</b> For us, voice is not just an afterthought.&nbsp;</p><p><b>[15:50]</b> We’re already seeing companies adopt our component features.</p><p><b>[16:15]</b> There’s not a lot of best practices out there in the voice space.<b>[24:00]</b> Voice is a niche right now, which makes it difficult for an open source voice startup.<b>[27:55]</b> The really good experiences are built by cross-functional teams.&nbsp;</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceofhealthcare">Voice of Healthcare Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://jan-koenig.com/">Jan König</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/einkoenig?lang=en">Jan König on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/koenigj/?originalSubdomain=de">Jan König on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://medium.com/@einkoenig">Jan König on Medium</a></li><li><a href="https://www.twilio.com/">Twilio</a></li><li><a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">Jovo V3</a></li><li><a href="https://www.jovo.tech/enterprise-suite">Jovo Enterprise Suite</a></li><li><a href="https://www.samsung.com/us/explore/bixby/">Samsung Bixby</a></li><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app&amp;hl=en_ZA">Amazon Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://pay.amazon.com/">Amazon Pay</a></li><li><a href="https://betaworks.com/voicecamp">Beta Works/Voice Camp</a></li><li><a href="https://dialogflow.com/">DialogFlow</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voiceflow.com/">VoiceFlow</a></li><li><a href="https://rasa.com/">Rasa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.salesforce.com/eu/?ir=1">SalesForce</a></li><li><a href="https://openvoicenetwork.org/">Open Voice Network</a></li><li><a href="https://www.learnpython.org/en/Hello,_World!">Hello World</a></li><li><a href="https://context-first.com/alexa-please-send-this-to-my-screen-6f4839eb415a?gi=9f6fcaf10996">Alexa Please Send This to My Screen</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Getting Started - Steve Tingiris, Dabble Lab - Voice Tech Podcast ep.067
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Today on the show, we welcome Steve Tingiris. Steve is a leader in the field of voice development, a serial entrepreneur, and amazingly he still codes everyday. He’s the founder of Dabble Lab, which builds tech products and tools to automate business workflows with a strong focus on AI-powered digital assistants and voice. He also runs the hugely popular DabbleLab YouTube channel.</p><p>The topic of today’s show is getting started with voice development. Here, we hear from Steve about the various stages of his entrepreneurial journey, his experience working with clients, the many challenges he’s faced in the industry, as well as his deep expertise in the Twilio system and developing IVR solutions. Steve also describes what the state of natural language understanding is today and shares his advice for budding voice developers entering the field.&nbsp;</p><p>We also get stuck into his YouTube channel and all the tutorials he’s consistently put out over the years to help new and experienced developers hone their craft. If you are just getting started in voice development, this episode is packed with great advice, resources, and motivation to get you going!</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep067">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep067</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p><b>[16:13]</b> Bots and humans don’t need to be separate… They work better in tandem.</p><p><b>[19:23]</b> Generally, the goal for any company is to maximize the value of its individual human agents.&nbsp;</p><p><b>[21:00]</b> Consumers have more choice today than they ever have.</p><p><b>[26:35]</b> The biggest mistake I made was underestimating the complexity of designing the CUI</p><p><b>[43:35]</b> You cannot figure out anything without failing. In tech, failure is part of the job.</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://twitter.com/tingiris?lang=en">Steve Tingiris on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/tingiris/">Steve Tingiris on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://web.facebook.com/stingiris?_rdc=1&amp;_rdr">Steve Tingiris on Facebook</a></li><li><a href="https://dabblelab.com/">Dabble Lab</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/dabblelab">Dabble Lab on YouTube</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://botpatterns.com/">Bot Patterns</a></li><li><a href="https://www.twilio.com/">Twilio</a></li><li><a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">Jovo V3</a></li><li><a href="https://rasa.com/">Rasa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.salesforce.com/eu/?ir=1">SalesForce</a></li><li><a href="https://openvoicenetwork.org/">Open Voice Network</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodca<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Inside Voice - Carl Robinson - Voice Tech Podcast ep.066
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Today on the show, we welcome Carl Robinson. Yep, the script has been flipped, and your favorite Voice Tech Podcast host is now on the other side of the mic as today’s guest! Interviewing Carl live from Project Voice is the brilliant Keri Roberts – host of the Inside Voice Podcast.</p><p>In this episode, we find out more about Carl’s background as a data scientist, how he got interested in voice tech through emotion detection technology, and the fascinating array of projects he has worked on since those earlier days. We also discover why the Voice Tech Podcast was started, how it has progressed since its inception in 2018, and the many insights Carl has gleaned from the array of guests and conversations he has had on this very podcast show to date.</p><p>From the boom in voice tech education, to hearables and wearables, biometric smart speaker detection, and the remarkable advancements being made in emotion detection – Carl also shares the technology he is most excited about right now, and his predictions for future trends. Whether you are new or old to the world of voice tech, or perhaps just seeking some great tips for your own podcast – this is a fantastic episode that will connect you to the heart of your host and the latest in voice tech!<br><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep066">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep066</a><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[06:34] you’ve just got one chance to convert a listener. If you mess up, well, that’s it.</p><p>[09:32] The world is your oyster. So many people are working in voice, it’s incredible!</p><p>[16:48] Hearables and wearables will be an important catalyst for greater usage.</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">Voice Tech Podcast</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/VoiceTechCarl">Carl Robinson on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/carlrobins0n/?originalSubdomain=fr">Carl Robinson on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inside-voice/id1447407838">Inside VOICE Podcast</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kerinroberts/">Keri Roberts on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/kerinroberts">Keri Roberts on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/shop/pro/voice-tech-pro-listener-membership/">VoiceTech Pro</a></li><li><a href="https://projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice</a></li><li><a href="https://www.batvoice.com/">Batvoice</a></li><li><a href="https://www.taskbullet.com/">Task Bullet</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/voice-chops-tuesday-newsletter/">Voice Tech Podcast Newsletter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.vixenlabs.co/voice-masters">Voice Master’s by Vixen Lab</a></li><li><a href="https://neurodatalab.com/">Neurodata Lab</a></li><li><a href="https://www.pragmatic.digital/">Pragmatic Digital</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/episodes/project-voice-2020-bradley-metrock-score-publishing-voice-tech-podcast-ep-050/">Project Voice 2020 – Voice Tech Podcast ep.050</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcas<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Dating - Marek Mis, OnlyOne - Voice Tech Podcast ep.065
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Marek Mis is the founder of OnlyOne, the first ever voice-dating application. Only One helps users find their true love using only their voice.</p><p>We explore the fascinating concept of without images, diving into the product features, and how the platform matches you up with your perfect partner. We discuss dating apps in general, typical behavioral patterns seen on dating apps today, as well as the benefits of having voice-only matchmakers, as opposed to the more multi-modal features seen in ‘traditional’ dating apps, like Tinder today.&nbsp;</p><p>We also hear what Marek has learned from the initial data generated by platform’s users; what he’s learned about human connection, what he has been most surprised by, and the types of metrics that he tracks. We also get into the nuts and bolts of this app development process itself. Everything from Dialogflow, to FireBase, to Web App JS, and how you can become an expert in these technologies.</p><p>If you’re looking for a fun, intriguing, accessible episode jam packed with advice, then you won’t want to miss this one!</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep065">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep065</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[05:50] If you date someone, you probably want to see them first</p><p>[20:17] I think it’s got some magic to it</p><p>[21:20] dating app giants haven’t yet given options to go pictureless</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://veeheister.com/">Marek Mis</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/marekmis">Marek Mis on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/marekmis/?originalSubdomain=uk">Marek Mis on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://findyouronlyone.com/">OnlyOne</a></li><li><a href="https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/000000b0221edbfc">OnlyOne on Google Assistant</a></li><li><a href="https://www.greenwoodcampbell.com/">Greenwood Campbell</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voicebase.com/">VoiceBase</a></li><li><a href="https://www.theupside.net/">Upside Agency</a></li><li><a href="https://firebase.google.com/">FireBase</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bustle.com/p/dating-app-waving-uses-your-voice-in-profiles-instead-of-pictures-8505072">Dating App Waving Uses Your Voice in Profiles Instead of Pictures</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/episodes/echo-echo-chamber-adam-greenwood-greenwood-campbell-voice-tech-podcast-ep-036/">Episode 36: Echo Echo Chamber with Adam Greenwood</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook">https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodc<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Setting the Standard - Jon Stine, Open Voice Network - Voice Tech Podcast ep.064
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Jon is the leader of the Open Voice Network, an organization that seeks to create a future of AI voice that is standards-based, interoperable, accessible, and data protected. While the voice movement is growing rapidly, it is still very much in a fledgling state. This makes the task of setting up governance and standards in the space highly relevant, and one which Jon is working hard to address.&nbsp;</p><p>In today’s episode, we talk about why we need a network like OVN at all, and what happens if we don’t create such an organization. Jon explains why he is focusing on shopping and retail in particular. He dives into how this category of the market presents a research case that raises many of the relevant issues arising by the introduction of voice technology into a particular field.</p><p>We cover conflicts of interest and groupthink too; between users, developers, enterprises, platform companies, and thought leaders, there are clearly many voices with different vested interests in what the standards look like and who they benefit. We hear about the five main areas which the research at OVN will focus on.</p><p>Our conversation also covers some of the ethical issues raised by just how much data can be captured in a moment in which a customer's voice gets recorded, and how standardization can address the responsibility this places the company which hears it in. In the bonus questions for Pro listeners, Jon reflects on his storied career in technology, and what led him to launch the Open Voice Network.&nbsp;</p><p>Voice will no doubt revolutionize the future of how we interact with tech, and standardization is at the center of this process, so tune in to hear exactly why that is.</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep064">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep064</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[03:17] We’re kind of in those Netscape early days of proprietary platforms</p><p>[07:40] The question is, will the technology benefit all or will it only benefit some?</p><p>[29:15] We are NOT in the business of being a standards organization</p><p>[32:51] This is not a toy. This is not something cute in the kitchen.</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceconnectedbusiness">Voice Connected Business EU conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VoiceTech30EU</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off with this link</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-voice-of-the-car-summit-tickets-60673077809?aff=VOICETECHCARL&amp;afu=299714689897&amp;discount=VOICETECHCARL">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.jchristopherccv.com/">Jon Stine</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonstine/detail/contact-info/">Jon Stine on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://openvoicenetwork.org/">Open Voice Network</a></li><li><a href="https://autoid.mit.edu/">MIT Auto-ID Lab</a></li><li><a href="https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/homepage.html">Intel</a></li><li><a href="https://openlearning.mit.edu/about/our-team/sanjay-sarma">Prof. Sanjay Sarma</a></li><li><a href="https://www.extension.harvard.edu/faculty-directory/brian-subirana">Prof. Brian Subirana</a></li><li><a href="https://voicebot.ai/author/bret/">Bret Kinsella</<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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One Million Conversations - Braden Ream, Voiceflow - Voice Tech Podcast ep.063
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Braden Ream is the CEO of Voiceflow, a collaborative design platform for voice app development. Voiceflow is currently responsible for powering one million conversations a month and 6% of the world’s Alexa Skills are built on their platform.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode, we discover how to build Alexa Skills and Google Actions without coding, using Voiceflow’s drag and drop interface. First off, we dive into conversation design on Voiceflow, the difference between using flowcharts and stateful design, the limitations of Voiceflow versus coding from scratch, and how Braden views the parity gap between what their platform can produce and what you can produce on the core platforms.</p><p>We also get into industry topics such as what it is like to build a voice startup in the context of today’s funding, competition, and timing challenges; whether Braden considers voice to be an interface or platform; and his thoughts on the discovery issue and how it can be improved.</p><p>You will also hear Braden’s predictions for 2020 – specifically the rise of intent-less voice app structures, the debate about whether apps are the right model for voice interfaces, and then he shares how he has managed to build such a strong community.</p><p>For the Voice Tech Pro listeners, there are a number of bonus questions that reveal more about Braden’s background and the advice he has for newcomers, so be sure to sign up as a Voice Tech Pro at <a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a>.</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep063">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep063</a>&nbsp;</p><p><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[05:56] Designers can collaborate right from the start</p><p>[25:26] The industry is more collaborative. It doesn’t make sense for two startups to compete.</p><p>[32:30] Monetization is a symptom of poor discovery</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceconnectedbusiness">Voice Connected Business EU conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VoiceTech30EU</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 25% off with this link</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-voice-of-the-car-summit-tickets-60673077809?aff=VOICETECHCARL&amp;afu=299714689897&amp;discount=VOICETECHCARL">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/braden-ream/?originalSubdomain=ca">Braden Ream on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/reambraden?lang=en">Braden Ream on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voiceflow.com">Voiceflow</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/VoiceflowHQ?ref_src">Voiceflow on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Podcast (Pro)</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/the-project-voice-awards">Project Voice Awards</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cancer.org">American Cancer Society</a></li><li><a href="http://annapurna.pictures">Annapurna Pictures</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6348138/">Missing Link</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-Amazon-Alexa/dp/B00P03D4D2">Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nytimes.com">The New York Times</a></li><li><a href="https://matchboxmobile.com">Matchbox</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/More-Than-Just-Weather-Music/dp/099114189X">More Than Just Weather &amp; Mu<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Testing Voice Apps - Emerson Sklar, Bespoken - Voice Tech Podcast ep.062
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;</p><p>Emerson Sklar is the Chief Evangelist at Bespoken, a company with a popular toolkit for testing and monitoring voice apps. We start by unpacking the fundamentals of testing and the various types, from the unit and end-to-end testing to continuous and usability performance testing.&nbsp;</p><p>Emerson talks to us through the product features of Bespoken and how it works. We discover the surprising fact that their system uses text-to-speech to generate audio, which is then fed to a virtual Alexa on the servers to generate a response. They are thus able to modify the input in order to measure what effect that has on the output.&nbsp;</p><p>Tuning in, listeners will also learn from case studies involving The Mars Agency and Mercedes, we cover the vital elements of a testing strategy and how it should be approached, and then we look at ways to better understand voice app users through monitoring and analytics.&nbsp;</p><p>We have included a bonus section at the end comprising a run-down of all the tools that we can recommend for the various stages of the voice development process, including prototyping, skill building, coding frameworks, testing, and analytics.</p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep062">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep062</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[05:53] At a high level we are the leaders of voice automation</p><p>[32:58] What you experience is going to be dependent on the characteristics of your voice</p><p>[49:08] Peru has a number of fantastic engineering schools</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceconnectedbusiness">Voice Connected Business EU conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VoiceTech30EU</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off with this link</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-voice-of-the-car-summit-tickets-60673077809?aff=VOICETECHCARL&amp;afu=299714689897&amp;discount=VOICETECHCARL">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://thepodcasthost.com/">The Podcast Host</a> articles, workshops and coaching</li><li><a href="https://alitu.com/">Alitu</a> podcast maker SaaS app</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/emersonsklar/">Emerson Sklar on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/emersonsklar?lang=en">Emerson Sklar on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="mailto:emerson@bespoken.io">Emerson Sklar Email</a></li><li><a href="https://bespoken.io">Bespoken</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/bespokenio?lang=en">Bespoken on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.themarsagency.com">The Mars Agency</a></li><li><a href="https://www.mercedes-benz.com/en/">Mercedes</a></li><li><a href="https://www.arl.army.mil">Army Research Laboratory</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.inscom.army.mil">Army Intelligence and Security Command</a></li><li><a href="https://www.applause.com">Applause</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://aws.amazon.com/polly/">Amazon Polly</a></li><li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech">Google Cloud Text-to-Speech</a></li><li><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.dee.app&amp;hl=en_ZA">Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/bretkinsella?ref_src">Bret Kinsella on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://xd.<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Samsung Bixby In-Depth - Roger Kibbe, Viv Labs - Voice Tech Podcast ep.061
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Bixby 2, Samsung’s new voice assistant, is poised to become a major player in the voice ecosystem. With 500m devices sold each year, it represents an enormous opportunity for voice developers. Bixby’s Lead Developer Evangelist, Roger Kibbe, introduces us to the new product and what it means for developers, users, and the frontier of voice.</p><p>In this episode, Roger talks about the coming paradigm shift voice presents in the way we will interact with our devices. He gets into what using Bixby will be like, including how their team have incorporated multimodality, and what that might look like while watching TV or booking a hotel.&nbsp;</p><p>We take a deep dive into the development side of Bixby too, and Roger gives us some compelling reasons for why developers should get familiar with their IDE right away. He speaks about what it’s like to code on it, focusing on its revolutionary declarative development paradigm, and also touching on building concepts and actions.&nbsp;</p><p>We hear about the genius AI behind its use of templates to refine searches and access spreadsheets, and its smart use of categories for third party apps, to deliver the best possible experience.</p><p>In our bonus questions (for Voice Tech Pros only), Roger tells us his background story, and shares his advice for budding voice developers. This is an in-depth interview that gets into a range of exciting topics, making for an unmissable episode.</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep061">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep061</a><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[26:54] There are about 700 capsules right now enabled on Bixby</p><p>[37:23] The very first developers that got in there became really well known</p><p>[41:17] In the Bixby IDE you can develop, do NLU modeling, debugging, and there is a simulator.</p><p>[51:43] Voice-enabling a spreadsheet lets you build a bunch of interesting ideas</p><p>[1:05:12] I’ve wanted to find technology that empowers people and then gets out of the way</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-voice-of-the-car-summit-tickets-60673077809?aff=VOICETECHCARL&amp;afu=299714689897&amp;discount=VOICETECHCARL">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off with this link</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/rkibbe/">Roger Kibbe on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/rogerkibbe?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">Roger Kibbe on Twitter&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://bixbydevelopers.com/">Bixby Developer Studio</a></li><li><a href="https://github.com/bixbydevelopers">Bixby Developers on GitHub</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpvxIS_QPLSaauySba_f6vw">Bixby Development YouTube Tutorials</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/bixbydevelopers?lang=en">Bixby Developers on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BixbyDevelopers/">Bixby Developers on Facebook</a></li><li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/3abrdQbOgpQBIbleWjTvci">Bixby Developers Chat on Spotify</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/articles/development/code/how-to-make-a-bixby-capsule-for-a-podcast/">How to make a Bixby Capsule Guide</a> &lt;&lt; build a Bixby capsule right now!</li><li><a href="https://www.samsung.com/">Samsung</a></li><li><a href="https://www.samsung.com/us/exp<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Security, Content, Utilities, Students - IDRnD, Trinity Audio, ICF, Park - Voice Tech Podcast ep.060
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>In today’s episode, you’ll hear four of my favorite conversations with brands and providers recorded at the recent Project Voice conference in Chattanooga, Tennessee.&nbsp;</p><p>First up is Alexey Khitrov from IDR&amp;D, who comes back on the show to give us an update on recent features, including their prizewinning results on liveness checks, a five-step behind-the-scenes authentication system, and their recent adoption of face technology too.</p><p>Next up are Ron Jaworski and Noa Eshed from Trinity Audio who present the innovative features of their audio content solution. The team notably lists their CMS platform and the higher agency it provides their clients as far as content management.&nbsp;</p><p>Laura Frantz from ICF also joins us to tell the story of how she built a voice app for a utilities company. She speaks about the functionality of the app and its hopes to integrate billing services in the future.&nbsp;</p><p>Lastly, we speak to Zac Jarrard, project manager at Park University in Missouri, who talks about how students are not only using Alexa to access university services but are also learning to build Alexa apps in his voice development club.&nbsp;</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep060">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep060</a> <br><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[17:29] Technology-wise we are there</p><p>[21:50] Anyone creating textual content that is longer than two paragraphs is relevant</p><p>[40:39] There’s so much opportunity in voice for utility sets</p><p>[46:27] Since April 2018 we’ve had over 7000 skill activations</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/voiceconnectedbusiness">Voice Connected Business EU conference</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VoiceTech30EU</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off with this link</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">Voice Tech Pro</a> listener upgrade &lt;&lt; no ads, early access, bonus content</li><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexey-khitrov-ab22977/">Alexey Khitrov on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.idrnd.ai/">IDR&amp;D</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/noaeshed/?originalSubdomain=il">Noa Eshed on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ron-jaworski-7a37112b/?originalSubdomain=il">Ron Jaworski on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://trinityaudio.ai/">Trinity Audio</a></li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5hvX1rmnQAE_nSwiOJZiig">Trinity Audio on YouTube</a></li><li><a href="https://www.quora.com/profile/Ron-Jaworski">Trinity Audio on Quora</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurafrantz/">Laura Frantz on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/laurafrantz">Laura Frantz on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.icf.com/work/energy">ICF</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/zac-jarrard-mpa-mba-a6b9b7151/">Zac Jarrard on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.park.edu/">Park University</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/shop/">VoiceTech Shop</a></li><li><a href="https://aws.amazon.com/">Amazon AWS</a></li><li><a href="https://apps.apple.com/us/app/apple-podcasts/id525463029">Apple Podcasts</a></li><li><a href="https://www.spotify.com/">Spotify</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/">New York Times</a></li><li><a href="https://www.sme<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Commerce: FMCG Shopping - Krish Velkar, Ogilvy - Voice Tech Podcast ep.059
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>As voice-assistant technologies become more frequent in many different industries, questions of its influence on those industries themselves become more pertinent. Today’s guest is Krish Velkar from Ogilvy, who joins us to discuss his recent master's dissertation which explored the influence of voice assistants on the purchasing of FMCG products (fast-moving consumer goods).</p><p>In this episode, we discuss the history of voice technology and the ways people are beginning to use it more frequently in India as well as globally. Krish gets into what voice tech promises for accessibility, speaking to his grandparents’ adoption of smartphones due to the intuitiveness of voice tech as a UI. He speaks about the idea of low and high involvement purchases, and where voice purchasing is most effective.</p><p>We then get into Krish’s actual research, and he takes us through the hypotheses, methods, discoveries, and insights that can be found in his dissertation. He talks about the surveys he made regarding the buying process and the likelihood of repurchase using the Ariel detergent virtual assistant. He also discusses ways companies can optimize the voice-assisted experience, stressing the value of early brand adoption and more anthropomorphic chatbots.&nbsp;</p><p>We could be looking at significant developments in the FMCG retail space over the next few years, so Krish’s research couldn’t come at a better time. Tune in to hear more about it.&nbsp;</p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep059">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep059</a> <br><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[09:33] In a few years people will have a dependent relationship with some sort of assistant</p><p>[10:04] In India someone says, ‘I love you,’ to Alexa once a minute.</p><p>[34:18] It takes a long time to reach the stage where a consumer associates a brand to a product category</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2020-voice-of-the-car-summit-tickets-60673077809?aff=VOICETECHCARL&amp;afu=299714689897&amp;discount=VOICETECHCARL">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/trainer">Robocopy Train the Trainer Bootcamp</a> &lt;&lt; 10% off when mentioning the Voice Tech Podcast</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/krish-velkar-209a65159/?originalSubdomain=uk">Krish Velkar on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/krishvelkar">Krish Velkar on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://econsultancy.com/how-can-voice-assistant-alexa-influence-purchase-decision-for-fmcg-products/">Alexa, are you a salesperson?</a></li><li>Impact of Voice Assistance on a Consumer’s Purchase Decision for FMCG Products</li><li><a href="https://www.ogilvy.com/">Ogilvy</a></li><li><a href="http://www.jamespoulter.co.uk/about">James Poulter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voice2.io/">Voice2</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bath.ac.uk/">University of Bath</a></li><li><a href="https://www.marketingweek.com/">Marketing Week</a></li><li><a href="https://www.vrworldevent.com/">VR World</a></li><li><a href="https://www.kcl.ac.uk/">King’s College</a></li><li><a href="https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/ko-de-ruyter">Professor Ko de Ruyter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.marketingweek.com/mark-ritson/">Mark Ritson</a></li><li><a href="https://www.vixenlabs.co/">Vixen Labs</a></li><li><a href="https://www.apple.com/siri/">Siri</a></li><li><a href="https://www.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/specialprod1/specialprod1_7.html">IBM Shoebox</a></li><li><a href="https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Banking on Voice - ENACOMM & Bank Independent - Voice Tech Podcast ep.058
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>On the show this week, we welcome Stacey Zuniga, the VP of Financial Services at ENACOMM, a FinTech provider of intelligent interactions and customer authentication for banks and financial services companies. Also joining us for the conversation is Kelly Burdette, the Senior Vice President of Digital and Product at Bank Independent – a customer of ENACOMM.&nbsp;</p><p>Talking with both the technology provider and the client about how voice banking was implemented on Alexa makes for a well-rounded discussion. You will learn about the rationale behind the project and, from Kelly’s perspective, what it is like to compete with other banks and stay ahead of the curve.&nbsp;</p><p>Our guests explain the benefits of voice banking, including improved accessibility, convenience, security, and human connection. Then Stacey explains the challenges of building financial-grade authentication with the platforms, the bidirectional exchange of information and the necessary changes to integrate the voice platform with the existing systems. We also cover some of the security issues of voice banking and payments, the latest technologies such as voice biometrics, and the importance of multi-factor authentication.</p><p>This conversation is particularly relevant considering that it revolves around a service that most of us will inevitably engage, and listeners will hear use cases for how this technology is expected to change the lives of both young and old.</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep058">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep058</a> <br><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[03:45] ENACOMM helps financial institutions with voice engagement. — Stacey Zuniga&nbsp;</p><p>[07:57] We were the first to come out with a fully functioning Alexa skill in the community bank space.</p><p>[13:17] Conversational banking, conversational technology is different than menu-driven technology</p><p>[37:08] We have to be cautious as we continue to move into new spaces</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://outgrow.co/">Outgrow</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/staceyzuniga/">Stacey Zuniga on LinkedIn</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyburdette/">Kelly Burdette on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="http://www.enacommweb.net">ENACOMM</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bibank.com">Bank Independent</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bankofamerica.com">Bank of America</a></li><li><a href="https://www.chase.com">Chase</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.jackhenry.com/pages/default.aspx">Jack Henry &amp; Associates</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bose.com/en_us/index.html">Bose</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twi<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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7 French Pioneers - Voice Tech Paris 2019 - Voice Tech Podcast ep.057
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>Today on the show we talk with seven leading French companies in the burgeoning European voice space. The Voice Tech Paris 2019 Conference took place just last November and was the first B2B event dedicated to voice technology in France. But with over 50 speakers and 700 participants who attended, it’s safe to say that it’s certainly not going to be the last!&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode, we hear from seven pioneering startups, ranging in specializations from speech analytics, to real-time voice transformation, to developing custom digital spokespeople, to a number of agencies as well. These companies give us a great cross-section of the types of attendees at the Voice Tech Paris 2019 Conference, as well as a panoramic view of what’s happening on the ground in the voice space in France, right now.&nbsp;</p><p>The companies we speak with today are Allo-Media, Airudit, Candy Voice, Acapela Group, Insign, Speak UX!, and Loui Tech. Interest around voice interface is steadily growing in France, and if you’re wondering what the European market looks like today, and what it might look like in the near future, this is a great episode for keeping your finger on the pulse!&nbsp;</p><p>By the end of this episode, you’ll be floored by the innovative solutions these seven diverse startups are providing for a kaleidoscope of users, from pilots to submarine workers, students, top brands, video gamers, telecommunicators, national train lines, to the medical world, and many more!<br><br></p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep057">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep057</a> <br><br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[10:00] We have not received any requests for genderless voices</p><p>[14:13] People are frustrated with chatbots. They realize they do not understand them!</p><p>[25:13] In France, it is just the beginning with our technology</p><p>[27:23] Here in France, it is a privileged channel to use the phone</p><p>[35:03] Today, a lot of companies fear sexism issues</p><p>[37:06] I think the French market is actually at an advantage</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="http://voiceofthecar.com">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/trainer">Robocopy Train the Trainer Bootcamp</a> &lt;&lt; 10% off when mentioning the Voice Tech Podcast</li><li><a href="https://www.voicetechparis.com/2019/">Voice Tech in Paris 2019</a></li><li><a href="https://www.acapela-group.com/">Acapela Group</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/remy-cadic-1bb21a3/?originalSubdomain=fr">Remy Cadic on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bahn.com/i/view/index.shtml">Deutsche Bahn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.acapela-group.com/solutions/my-own-voice/">My Own Voice Project</a></li><li><a href="http://www.airudit.com">Airudit</a></li><li><a href="https://candyvoice.com/?lang=en">Candy Voice</a></li><li><a href="https://voice-market.io/">VoiceMarket</a></li><li><a href="https://www.allo-media.net/">Allo-Media</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/allomedia?lang=en">Allo-Media on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/romain-sambarino/?locale=en_US">Romain Sambarino on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.insign.fr/">Insign</a></li><li><a href="https://snips.ai/">Snips</a></li><li><a href="https://speakux.io/en/">Speak UX!</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/aeslm/?originalSubdomain=fr">Amina Esselimani on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://hellomybot.io/">Hello my bot</a></li><li><a href="https://voxygen.fr/">Voxygen</a></li><li><a href=<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Giving Voice to Brands - Tobias Dengel, WillowTree - Voice Tech Podcast ep.056
<p>How do you choose a voice for your brand? Why is it important for brands to have a voice in the first place? And what are the things you need to consider when choosing a voice?&nbsp;</p><p>Today on the show, we welcome the CEO of WillowTree, Tobias Dengel, to answer these questions and give us a deeper insight into what the feeling is amongst the top tech execs about voice technology today. WillowTree is a leading mobile strategy, design, and app development company servicing Fortune 500 and Fortune 5000 clients like Pepsi, General Electric, Johnson &amp; Johnson, and Time Warner (to name-drop a few!).&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode, we discover the demand, the debates, and the challenges facing the world of voice technology and the importance of using multi-modal interfaces. One of the most fascinating parts of this interview looks at designing the voice identity of a brand and how companies are deciding on the voice they use. Human or robot? Samuel L. Jackson or Angelina Jolie? Male? Female? Or non-binary voices? Here, we get into an interesting discussion on how stereotypes can be perpetuated by using certain voices and the push toward promoting the use of more neutral and non-binary voices in apps today.&nbsp;</p><p>We also take a dive into the topic of commerce, looking specifically at voice payments and how it is going to transform the future of mobile transactions. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a behind-the-scenes look at the conversations and questions that top agency and company execs are having right now, and a clearer view of the future of voice.</p><p><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep056">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep056</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[04:56] We are disrupting the disruptors.</p><p>[36:35] 2020 will be the year of multimodal...</p><p>[52:23] The future belongs to the Jack-of-all-trades</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://www.willowtreeapps.com/">WillowTree</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobiasdengel">Tobias Dengel on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/tobiasdengel?lang=en">Tobias Dengel on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.waze.com/">Waze App</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others-ebook/dp/B0058DRUV6">Good to Great</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Catch-22-50th-Anniversary-Joseph-Heller/dp/1451626657">Catch 22</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b><br>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook">https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Social Robot Counsellors - Jackie Andrade, Uni. Plymouth - Voice Tech Podcast ep.055
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a>&nbsp;<br><br>Today on the show we welcome Jackie Andrade, Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth, and Leonie Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the university who is researching robot-delivered intervention to reduce procrastination. In this episode, we talk about how people communicate with robots, the role that robots can play in healthcare, and how robots can change human behaviour and influence us to take the right actions.&nbsp;</p><p>We begin this discussion by taking a broad look at the psychological support that can be delivered through humans, and how that can be delivered through technology. We then dive into the motivational interviewing concept – a counselling method that helps people resolve thoughts, feelings, and insecurities to help them find the internal motivation they need to change their behaviour. We then take a look at Jackie and Leonie’s study, which involves an adorable-looking NAO Robot. We head into all the details around their paper which looks at how motivational interviewing using a NAO Robot was received by patients.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the most fascinating parts of this conversation is learning more about the technological design decisions made for voice, movement, expression, and interaction of the NAO Robot and why Jackie and Leonie specifically decided against using speech detection. We also unpack the debate about whether social robots will ever replace human therapists, as well as the surprising benefits and the challenges that come with talking to robots as opposed to humans. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding as to why we need social robot counsellors in the first place, leaving you with the question: <em>How does this make you feel?</em></p><p><b>Highlights</b></p><p>●&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep055">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep055</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p><b>[24:23] </b>People felt it was helpful listening to themselves talk out loud about what they wanted to do.</p><p><b>[34:13] </b>Robots offer that non-judgemental environment, an opportunity to talk freely without interruption</p><p><b>[34:55] T</b>he therapist is still <em>behind </em>the therapy they are receiving via the robot.</p><p><b>[54:21] </b>They got over the weirdness of talking to a robot</p><p><b>[01:00:23] </b>Don’t be scared of the programming.</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="http://voiceofthecar.com">Voice of the Car Summit</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off with VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/trainer">Robocopy Train the Trainer Bootcamp</a> &lt;&lt; 10% off when mentioning the Voice Tech Podcast</li><li><a href="https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/jackie-andrade">Jackie Andrade</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/jandradeply?lang=en">Jackie Andrade on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackie-andrade-13271544/?originalSubdomain=uk">Jackie Andrade on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/leoniean">Leonie Cooper on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonie-cooper-90b32784/?originalSubdomain=uk">Leonie Cooper on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Joana_Silva55">Joana Galvão Gomes da Silva</a></li><li><a href="https://www.softbankrobotics.com/us/NAO">NAO robot</a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/NAO.therobot/">NAO robot on Facebook</a></li><li><a href="https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/research/epic">The EPIC Project</a></li><li><a href="https://www.softbankrobotic">Softbank Robotics</a></li><li><a href="https://www.roboticvision.org/rv_person/nicole-robinson/">Nicole Robin<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Auspices of Agencies - Skilled Creative, Vixen Labs, Seedcube - Voice Tech Podcast ep.054
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>Three of the world's leading digital agencies share their experiences in the world of voice, at the Project Voice 2020 conference.</p><p>Brandon Kaplan of Skilled Creative in New York tells us how Fortune 500s are using voice right now, and how voice is quickly becoming an essential component of larger marketing campaigns. We discuss data capture, marketing responsibility, voice SEO and much more.</p><p>James Poulter of Vixen Labs gives us an update on the state of play in the UK, and reveals some of the metrics that brands use to track the ROI of voice projects. He also launches Voice Masters, a new interactive training course.</p><p>Gaurav Kishore of Florida-based Seedcube shares his do's and don'ts for voice design, explains why he built his latest product to convert newsletters into audio, and reveals how fish tank management is being disrupted with voice!<br><br><b><br>Highlights</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep054">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep054</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[00:13] Is voice a place I can generate conversions?</p><p>[13:48] Voice is not on an island. Think omni channel marketing.</p><p>[35:39] What matters are not voice metrics but just straight content consumption metrics</p><p><b><br>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/dabblelab">Dabble Lab voice development videos</a></li><li><a href="https://www.skilledcreative.com/">Skilled Creative</a></li><li><a href="https://www.vixenlabs.co/">Vixen Labs</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voicemasters.ai/">Voice Masters course</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voice2.io/">Voice2 WhatsApp group</a></li><li><a href="https://seedcube.com/">Seedcube</a></li><li><a href="https://launchvoicefirst.com/">Launch Voice First newsletter audio</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/gauravkishore">@gauravkishore</a></li><li><a href="https://voicify.com/">Voicify</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook">https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b><br>Show your support</b></p><ul><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Advertise: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/advertise">https://voicetechpodcast.com/advertise</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Leave a review:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Payments & Voice - Checkout.com & Adyen - Voice Tech Podcast ep.053
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>Today we bring you two in-depth conversations from the Slush Mega Conference in Helsinki, Finland. In this episode, we’ll be talking with two giants in the payments space, Guillaume Pousaz the founder and CEO of <a href="http://checkout.com">checkout.com</a> and Pieter van der Does, the CEO of Adyen.</p><p>During our conversation, we discussed their opinions on voice payments — whether they were excited about it, whether they see it playing a role in the payment system in the near future, what challenges they foresee, and whether their customers are even asking about voice payments yet.&nbsp;</p><p>We also discussed whether they plan to integrate their systems with the voice platforms for the foreseeable future, diving into biometrics, two-factor authentication, and much much more! A huge number of insights were shared in our conversations and we are really excited to bring it to you today.<br><b><br>Highlights</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep053">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep053</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[0:15:50] Millennials are much more likely to trust voice payments</p><p>[0:35:12] We have to embrace that we are in an intermediate phase<br><br><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off code: VOICETECH50</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/pieter-van-der-does-4824b11/">Pieter van der Does</a></li><li><a href="https://www.adyen.com">Adyen</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/guillaumepousaz/">Guillame Pousaz</a></li><li><a href="https://www.checkout.com/">Checkout</a></li><li><a href="https://www.slush.org/events/helsinki/">Slush Mega Conference</a></li><li><a href="https://intl.alipay.com/">Alipay</a></li><li><a href="https://pay.weixin.qq.com/index.php/public/wechatpay_en">WeChatPay</a></li><li><a href="http://apple.com/apple-pay/">ApplePay</a></li><li><a href="http://www.unionpayintl.com/en/">UnionPay International</a></li><li><a href="https://glovoapp.com/en/">Glovo</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bbva.com/en/everything-need-know-psd2/">PSD2</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol"> https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google"> http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm"> https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter"> https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium"> https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish"> https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook">https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Show your support</b></p><ul><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Advertise: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/advertise">https://voicetechpodcast.com/advertise</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Leave a review:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol"> https://appl<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Automotive Voice Design - Shyamala Prayaga, Ford Motor - Voice Tech Podcast ep.052
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>Today on the show we welcome Shyamala Prayaga, the product owner for the Autonomous Digital Assistant at Ford Motor. In this episode, listeners will gain some insight into where voice tech is heading from the auto manufacturer’s point of view.&nbsp;</p><p>Shyamala will share about her background in design and why she moved into the voice field, and then she outlines some of the major use cases for voice in the car and the current challenges with the implementation of voice. She discusses the factors to consider when designing for car voice assistants, introduces us to the idea of full-size remote-controlled cars that operate through teleoperation, and gives her take on integrating with parties versus developing your own assistant from scratch.&nbsp;</p><p>Tuning into this episode, you will also learn more about biometric identification, data privacy and security, and much more. Shyamala has also launched a new book called Emotionally Engaged Digital Assistant, so be sure to check that out!<br><b><br>Highlights</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep052">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep052</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Quotes from the show<br><br>[0:08:55]</b> Most bots are branded as dumb even though they have a personality<br><br><b>[0:29:33] </b>If you don’t see the value using voice, you should not use it<br><br><b>[0:33:06] </b>The moment you start talking with any bot there is a connection</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li>Manning books:<a href="https://www.manning.com/"> https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.shyamalaprayaga.com">Shyamala Prayaga’s Website</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/shyamalaprayaga/">Shyamala Prayaga on LinkedIn&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/sprayaga?lang=en">Shyamala Prayaga on Twitter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Shyamala’s Book: Emotionally Engaged Digital Assistant</li><li><a href="https://www.ford.com">Ford Motor Company</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/voicebox-technologies/">Voicebox Technologies Corporation on LinkedIn&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://codesmartinc.com">CodeSmart</a></li><li><a href="https://www.apple.com/siri/">Siri</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bmw.com/en/index.html">BMW&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.gm.com">GM</a></li><li><a href="https://www.waze.com/waze">Waze&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.tesla.com">Tesla&nbsp;</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><b>Make your voice heard</b></p><ul><li>Twitter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit">https://voicetechpodcast.com/reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook">https://voicetechpodcast.com/facebook</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Show you<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Conversation Design Mastery - Hans van Dam, Robocopy - Voice Tech Podcast ep.051
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>On the show today we welcome Hans van Dam, the co-founder of Robocopy, a company that trains and certifies conversation designers all around the world. Hans begins by explaining to listeners what exactly conversation design entails and why it is important in the context of conversational AI technologies.&nbsp;</p><p>We cover the various areas that conversation designers need to understand and consider, including technology, psychology, language and empathy, and then Hans gives us a breakdown of the Robocopy process that he and his team have refined by working with brands over the years. Tuning in to this episode, listeners will also hear more about starting a career in conversation design and how we can apply this function in teams.&nbsp;</p><p>We talk about the online conversation design course itself – a program that teaches you to write natural language dialog for chatbots and voice assistants. If you go to <a href="http://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy</a>, you will get a whopping 50% discount on the course, or else use the code 'voicetech50'. Be sure to join us for another insightful conversation in the world of voice tech! <br><b><br>Highlights</b></p><p>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep051">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep051</a> <br><b><br>Quotes from the show</b></p><p><b>[0:19:59] </b>We teach people to deconstruct human communication</p><p><b>[0:22:49] </b>We give designers a methodology to create good conversations that can be implemented quickly</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off code: VOICETECH50</li><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/hans-van-dam-b5aa7428/">Hans van Dam on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/hvdam">Hans van Dam on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://robocopy.io">Robocopy</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Conversational Academy&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.botcopy.com">Botcopy&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="http://www.klm.com">KLM</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.surveyline.com">Surveyline&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/cpearl/">Cathy Pearl on LinkedIn&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Wired-Speech-Activates-Human-Computer-Relationship/dp/0262640651">Wired for Speech&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.scrum.org">Scrum</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Great-Gatsby-F-Scott-Fitzgerald/dp/0743273567">The Great Gatsby&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.britannica.com/biography/Marcel-Proust">Marcel Proust&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296">Zero to One&nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nutribullet.com">Nutribullet&nbsp;</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Project Voice 2020 - Bradley Metrock, Score Publishing - Voice Tech Podcast ep.050
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br>“What should we be doing with voice?” If you or your team are asking that question, you need to be at Project Voice and we’re here to tell you why!</p><p>Today on the VoiceTech Podcast we welcome Bradley Metrock, the organizer of Project Voice 2020. Bradley is CEO of Nashville-based Score Publishing, which helps creators find their voice. He founded podcast network VoiceFirst.FM hosts the popular show <em>This Week In Voice</em>, published <em>More Than Just Weather And Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa</em>, and produces the company's series of VoiceFirst Events. Bradley has been cited as a leading thought leader on voice-first technology and AI, speaking regularly on its profound impact on our world.</p><p>Our conversation today mostly revolves around Project Voice 2020, we also discuss some of Bradley’s above-mentioned ventures. He talks about his views on what he sees as the trends in Voice at the moment and lays out his predictions for 2020. It’s a really interesting and intriguing conversation we had, so be sure to keep listening! Also, check out the link below for 30% off Project Voice 2020 tickets.<br><br><b>Highlights<br></b>- Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep050a">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep050a</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p><b>[0:09:51] </b>This isn’t a transactional sort of conference</p><p><b>[0:15:20] </b>I am a truth teller to the marketplace and that is what sets our event apart</p><p><b>[0:44:54] </b>Focus on the identity of your show, the feelings it evokes, and the value it adds</p><p><b>Links to click</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://www.bradleymetrock.com/">Bradley Metrock</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/bmetrock">Bradley on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.scorepublishing.us/">Score Publishing</a></li><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice 2020</a></li><li><a href="https://www.morethanjustweatherandmusic.com/">More Than Just Weather And Music: 200 Ways To Use Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voicefirst.community/">VoiceFirst.Community</a></li><li><a href="https://www.alexa.com/">Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.vohsummit.com/">Voice of Healthcare Summit</a></li><li><a href="https://www.voiceof.money/">Voice of Money</a></li><li><a href="https://www.google.com/">Google</a></li><li><a href="https://aws.amazon.com/">AWS</a></li><li><a href="https://www.samsung.com/ph/">Samsung</a></li><li><a href="https://www.spotify.com/ph/">Spotify</a></li><li><a href="https://www.audioburst.com/">AudioBurst</a></li><li><a href="https://nickschwab.com/">Nick Schwab</a></li><li><a href="https://mycroft.ai/">MyCroft</a></li><li><a href="https://lifepod.com/">LifePod</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe for more episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes:<a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts:<a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify:<a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Read all about it</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for us:<a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Sound of the Police - Anthony Tassone, Green Key - Voice Tech Podcast ep.049
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">become a Voice Tech Pro</a><br><br>Today’s guest is Anthony Tassone, founder of Green Key, a startup that builds artificial intelligence to optimize sales, trading, and a growing list of other services. Green Key uses voice technology to structure conversations into actionable data toward the end aim of generating insights and powering automation. They also work with police officers and first responders, helping them to leverage the power of voice to go hands-free, thereby improving the speed and safety of operations.</p><p>Our conversation focusses mostly on the topic of how Green Key voice-assists the police. He explains how NLP is transforming the emergency services sector by enabling officers to use voice technology to fill out reports or conduct searches and queries in a hands-free manner. It then enables them to access that data later while at the wheel or on the street. We also talk about some privacy implications and how Green Key avoids them through the provision of an on-premises solution. In the example of the Police, it provides an on-demand recording microphone rather than one which is always listening.</p><p>Anthony covers some machine learning processes which enable Green Key to construct its collections of domain-specific jargon libraries as well. You’ll also discover why voice isn’t always the best output method, and how Green Key scaled up from its initial role in the financial sector to servicing new markets. This is a great episode and one you are going to want to hear.</p><p><b>Highlights from the show</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep049">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep049</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[06:30] There are particular people who require hands-free and eyes-up to do their job or to remain safe</p><p>[15:30] We’re building a collection of domain-specific jargon libraries globally</p><p>[19:23] The first time that I came across genetic algorithms I almost fell out of my chair</p><p>[21:45] NLP is the interface from human to machine</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.manning.com/">Manning books</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19</li><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai/">Project Voice</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VOICETECHCARL</li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonytassone/">Anthony Tassone on LinkedIn</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/anthonytassone_">Anthony Tassone on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://greenkeytech.com/">Green Key</a></li><li><a href="https://www.motorola.com/us/home">Motorola</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cmu.edu/">Carnegie Mellon University</a></li><li><a href="https://freeswitch.com/">FreeSWITCH</a></li><li><a href="https://aws.amazon.com/">Amazon Cloud</a></li><li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/">Google Cloud</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cmegroup.com/company/cbot.html">Chicago Board of Trade</a></li><li><a href="https://www.depaul.edu/Pages/default.aspx">DePaul</a></li><li><a href="https://www.ipc.com/solutions/connecting-the-global-financial-community/simplified-market-access/trader-voice/">IPC &nbsp;</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bgcpartners.com/">BGC</a></li><li><a href="https://www.bgcpartners.com/bgc/management/eric-hirschhorn/">Eric Hirschhorn</a></li><li><a href="https://conversationalacademy.com/">The Conversational Academy</a></li><li><a href="https://robocopy.io/">Robocopy</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/hans-van-dam-b5aa7428/?originalSubdomain=nl">Hans Van Dam</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice & Chatbots in Healthcare - Nathan Treloar, Orbita - Voice Tech Podcast ep.048
<p><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br>Today on the VoiceTech Podcast we welcome Nathan Treloar, who is the founder and president of Orbita. Orbita is a Boston-based company that provides software to improve patient engagement in digital health through voice-first and artificial intelligence solutions. Nathan is a highly respected speaker and authority in the field of voice-first healthcare technology and has advised many large-scale companies and government agencies on the subject.</p><p>This in-depth and fascinating conversation covers the current state of voice and chatbots in the healthcare sector, the many ways that voice services can improve the quality of medical delivery and much more. We talk about some of Orbita’s case studies, the advantage of voice technologies and a few of the product features of the company. We also get into the security and privacy issues that are so prevalent in fields that require ‘always-on’ devices and how the HIPAA regulations aim to curb hazards in this regard.</p><p>Nathan does a great job of unpacking the complex set of concerns around big tech, trust, and health data, so for this eye-opening discussion about the future of healthcare as we know it, be sure to listen in!</p><p><b>Highlights from the show</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep048">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep048</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[0:09:40] It’s one thing to record a note about a patient, it’s another to record a prescription</p><p>[0:11:34] The applications of virtual assistants in a healthcare setting demand optimized content experiences</p><p>[0:13:44] How do you ensure that it isn’t picking up other things said in the clinical setting?</p><p>[0:16:16] We are seeing an interest in applying voice tech for chronic care, elder care, and post acute needs</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai">Project Voice</a> &lt;&lt; 30% off code: VOICETECHCARL&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://www.readspeaker.com/">ReadSpeaker TTS</a></li><li><a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">Robocopy Conversation Design Course</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off code: VOICETECH50&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://orbita.ai/">Orbita</a></li><li><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ntreloarhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/ntreloar">Nathan Treloar</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/ntreloar">Nathan Treloar on Twitter</a></li><li><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/">Microsoft</a></li><li><a href="https://www.rampmedical.com/">RAMP</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.alexa.com/">Alexa</a></li><li><a href="https://www.nuance.com/index.html">Nuance</a></li><li><a href="https://searchhealthit.techtarget.com/definition/HIPAA">HIPAA</a></li><li><a href="https://www.brighamandwomens.org/">Brigham and Women’s Hospital</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="https://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Slush 2019, Helsinki, Finland - Voice Tech Podcast ep.047
<p><b>Episode description</b></p><p>In this episode, you'll hear me talk with six of the hottest startups at the Slush 2019 tech conference in Helsinki, Finland. These include: a mobile app and Alexa skill to track your carbon footprint from your purchases; an automatic podcast creation product that uses text to speech to transform your blog posts into full podcast episodes; a wonderful UK startup that helps children to say what's on their minds and report abuse; an ID verification system that makes you pull funny faces to authenticate; a multimodal human emotion detection system from Russia that measures speech, gesture, heart rate and breathing to outperform some of the big tech players; and a super cool tactile sensor that lets you communicate with your autonomous car by touching it in different ways.&nbsp;</p><p>It was an amazing event, and the Finns are justifiably proud of Slush, with over 25,000 attendees from around the world, and easily taking the title for best looking tech conference. It was surprising how few voice startups there were at the event, until I realised that both Alexa and Google Assistant do not support the Finnish language. And while they all speak perfect english, their accent can cause problems with the speech recognition.&nbsp;</p><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[10:05] Whatever obstacles you have in life, you should have access the same education&nbsp;</p><p>[15:25] We can detect whether or not it's a human hand, to avoid cheating&nbsp;</p><p>[29:00] The little girl would never have reported the abuse to the police otherwise&nbsp;</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Slush <a href="http://slush.org/">http://slush.org/</a></li><li>Enfuce carbon tracking Alexa skill <a href="https://enfuce.com/">https://enfuce.com/</a></li><li>Tacterion tactile sensors <a href="https://www.tacterion.com/">https://www.tacterion.com/</a></li><li>Neurodata Lab emotion tracking <a href="https://neurodatalab.com/">https://neurodatalab.com/</a></li><li>Mind of my Own children's app <a href="https://mindofmyown.org.uk/">https://mindofmyown.org.uk/</a></li><li>Get ID verification <a href="https://getid.ee/">https://getid.ee/</a></li><li>iSoft automatic podcast creation <a href="https://isoft.ai/">https://isoft.ai/</a></li><li>Peakon <a href="https://peakon.com/">https://peakon.com/</a></li><li>Peakon Presentation on YouTube <a href="https://youtu.be/CSiZnqFTW14?t=4447">https://youtu.be/CSiZnqFTW14?t=4447</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice UX for Self-driving Cars - Adam Emfield, Cerence - Voice Tech Podcast ep.046
<p>Adam Emfield is the Head of User Experience at Cerence, formerly known as Nuance Automotive. Join us for a fascinating conversation about voice UX in the automobiles of the future. Discover Cerence's vision for a multi-modal, multi-sensor, multi-assistant driving experience, plus the many advantages voice brings to drivers and manufacturers.<br><br>Then dive into the latest design concepts of voice in the car, including personalisation and contextual awareness, and how speech anthropomorphism and emotion detection can increase user trust. To round off, you'll hear about the future of autonomous vehicles, with the various levels of autonomy explained, and how voice plays a role in each.<br><br>This conversation a highlight reel of insights and revelations, and brings together two of the most exciting and transformative technologies of our lifetimes; voice and self-driving cars. Enjoy! <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Full summary of takeaway points</b></p><p>A written summary of all the points made in the episode is available for Voice Tech Pro subscribers. Unlock everything at <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a> &nbsp;</p><p><b>Quotes from the show</b></p><p>[34:14] The ability to REMEMBER the dialogue was MUCH higher in the contextually aware system.</p><p>[01:06:42] When people TALK to the car they RELAX, and it breaks that TRUST barrier.</p><p><b>Links from the show</b></p><ul><li>Cerence <a href="http://bit.ly/2p8MHEb">http://bit.ly/2p8MHEb</a></li><li>Nuance <a href="http://bit.ly/2CyduwB">http://bit.ly/2CyduwB</a></li><li>Voice at CES <a href="http://bit.ly/2NBPRd6">http://bit.ly/2NBPRd6</a></li><li>Reuters article on CES <a href="https://reut.rs/2NB1JMl">https://reut.rs/2NB1JMl</a></li><li>Autonomous driving levels 0 to 5 <a href="https://tek.io/33CNnRc">https://tek.io/33CNnRc</a></li><li>Top Anthropomorphic Cars <a href="http://bit.ly/2Czj0iE">http://bit.ly/2Czj0iE</a></li><li>Harmon Kardon car <a href="http://bit.ly/2CwlZZ7">http://bit.ly/2CwlZZ7</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Go Pro: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/sponsor">https://voicetechpodcast.com/sponsor</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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The Wix of Voice - Bob Stolzberg, VoiceXP - Voice Tech Podcast ep.045
<p>Bob Stolzberg is the founder of VoiceXP, a platform that lets you build engaging voice experiences for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby without writing a line of code. Find out how VoiceXP's super simple form based approach lets users have build multimodal voice apps with custom voices and API integrations for a wide variety of use cases.&nbsp; <br><br>We also learn about some of the big trends in voice, such as why now is the perfect time to set up a flash briefing, what the word on the ground in Silicon Valley is, and how all websites will soon have a voice interface. This is an energetic conversation packed with useful insights and fun demos, so don't miss it!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[06:11] If you want to generate ROI and increase your audience NOW is the best time</p><p>[39:46] Voice is brand new to the Valley</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep045">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep045</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceXP: <a href="https://VoiceXP.com">https://VoiceXP.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>VoiceXP on YouTube: <a href="http://bit.ly/2qj9KMM">http://bit.ly/2qj9KMM</a></li><li>VoiceXP on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/32iI8V3">http://bit.ly/32iI8V3</a></li><li>VoiceXP on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/2CbYZhP">http://bit.ly/2CbYZhP</a></li><li>Alexa comedy - Funny or die: Under a rock with Tig Natarro <a href="http://bit.ly/32c8XKz">http://bit.ly/32c8XKz</a></li><li>Book: Design how people think <a href="http://bit.ly/33fmMcN">http://bit.ly/33fmMcN</a></li><li>Book: Badass: Making Users Awesome <a href="http://bit.ly/2oP17cq">http://bit.ly/2oP17cq</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="htt<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Dialogflow Chatbots for Websites - Rob Lubow, Botcopy - Voice Tech Podcast ep.044
<p>Rob Lubow is the co-founder of Botcopy, a tool that lets you build custom chatbots for your website, powered by Dialogflow. Rob explains the benefits of text-based chatbots, shares some chatbot design tips, and explains how to quickly build your own using Dialogflow and Botcopy. We discover the major uses for website chatbots, and a new trend for full screen bot landing pages.&nbsp;</p><p>Rob explains some of the limitations of voice bots, such as high cognitive load, and the many advantages multimodal chatbots have over voice bots. An experienced startup founder and bot developer, Rob shares his advice for people building a conversational UI products and startups, such as not trying to emulate a human with a voice-only interface. Finally we learn why Rob considers himself a transhumanist, more interested in putting the best of humanity into a bot than creating a new sentient species.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[41:41] spend more time mastering something that's here now</p><p>[52:40] they're not really talking to a bot at all, they're talking to a person</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep044">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep044</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a></li><li>FinderFox voice-enabled news: "Alexa, enable FinderFox" <a href="https://twitter.com/AskFinderFox">@AskFinderFox</a></li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts">http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off with code VOICETECH20&nbsp;</li><li>The Voice Course - Udemy course - <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/thevoicecourse">https://voicetechpodcast.com/thevoicecourse</a> &lt;&lt; Get 30% with code HALLOWEEN19&nbsp;</li><li>Botcopy: <a href="https://botcopy.com/">https://Botcopy.com</a> &lt;&lt; first 500 conversations per month FREE&nbsp;</li><li>Rob's article on bot writing: <a href="http://bit.ly/2BLHQeD">http://bit.ly/2BLHQeD</a></li><li>Rob's article on website chatbots: <a href="http://bit.ly/31QwzEz">http://bit.ly/31QwzEz</a></li><li>Rob's 2017 podcast interview: <a href="https://apple.co/2MPbW7i">https://apple.co/2MPbW7i</a></li><li>Intercom CX: <a href="https://www.intercom.com/">https://www.intercom.com/</a></li><li>Drift CX: <a href="https://www.drift.com/">https://www.drift.com/</a></li><li>The Transhumanism Handbook: <a href="https://amzn.to/2Pu8T6x">https://amzn.to/2Pu8T6x</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://b<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Box Office - Micah Hollingworth, Broadw.ai - Voice Tech Podcast ep.043
<p>Micah Hollingworth is CEO and co-founder of Broadw.ai, an AI powered ticketing agent and integrated marketing platform for live Broadway events and theatre-goers. We discover how voice and conversational AI are being used in the theatre industry, helping to tackle the most pressing challenges faced by consumers and ticket sellers. &nbsp;</p><p>Conversational interfaces capture huge amounts of data, which is key to targeting the right customers in outbound campaigns, personalising the offer, and selling tickets quickly. Hear Micah's vision for the future of voice tech in entertainment, including conversational ticket sales, integration with our content feeds, and even appearing in mainstream media.&nbsp;</p><p>This conversation demonstrates the huge impact conversational technology is having on every industry, even those typically seen as slow to adopt new technologies. Prepare to change the way you see the theatre!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Quotes from the show:</b></p><p>[09:22] I can extend where I can sell my seats and influence which seats are sold.</p><p>[23:43] Everybody can agree that's a good use of voice. It's a canny way of winning hearts and minds.</p><p>[34:01] For desktop visits, you can serve up content. For mobile visits, jump straight to the order form.</p><p>[01:01:28] To combat AI bias, ensure the people designing it have a variety of backgrounds.</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep043">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep043</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> &lt;&lt; 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>VoiceTech Paris 2019 tickets: <a href="http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv">http://bit.ly/35Mo3tv</a> &lt;&lt; 20% off code: VT19-VTECHPOD&nbsp;</li><li>SquadCast: <a href="http://squadcast.fm">http://squadcast.fm</a> &lt;&lt; 50% off Unlimited plan, $10 off Dabbler plan: VOICETECHPOD</li><li>Take the voice-based survey: "Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Broadw.ai: <a href="https://www.broadw.ai/">https://www.broadw.ai/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Micah on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/2J9EB53">http://bit.ly/2J9EB53</a></li><li>Satisfy Labs: <a href="https://satisfilabs.com/">https://satisfilabs.com</a></li><li>Navigate the web using voice: <a href="http://bit.ly/33MmhGQ">http://bit.ly/33MmhGQ</a></li><li>Zuora subscription payments: <a href="https://www.zuora.com/">https://www.zuora.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http:/<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Search for eCommerce - Mike Page, Phebi Inc - Voice Tech Podcast ep.042
<p>Mike Page is the co-founder and CEO of Phebi, Inc, a voice search SaaS solution that makes it easy for customers to talk to e-commerce websites. We discuss how and why adding contextual voice search to your website can increase user engagement and sales, improve data privacy and regulatory compliance, and help you develop a closer relationship with your customers.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover that training custom speech-to-text models (STT) such as Phebi's allows for some interesting use cases outside of e-commerce, and how having access to the raw audio allows us to customise search results using gender and emotion detection. We learn how audio data quality can affect STT results, and how to use analytics to improve STT and NLU performance. Finally, Mike explains why it's wise for companies to opt-out of the surveillance economy.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep042">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep042</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Phebi: <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>FREE TRIAL UPGRADE: To get 30 days free trial instead of 7, email <a href="mailto:info@getphebi.com">info@getphebi.com</a> and mention the Voice Tech Podcast&nbsp;</li><li>Phebi Shopify app: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OPqB3R">http://bit.ly/2OPqB3R</a></li><li>Phebi auto dealer case study: <a href="http://bit.ly/2qeYwZF">http://bit.ly/2qeYwZF</a></li><li>Phebi / Breakthrough UX partnership: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OWjgjh">http://bit.ly/2OWjgjh</a></li><li>Phebi on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OJVLcP">http://bit.ly/2OJVLcP</a></li><li>Phebi on YouTube: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MFkZGJ">http://bit.ly/2MFkZGJ</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Airbnb Hospitality by Voice - Petar Ojdrovic, Home Service - Voice Tech Podcast ep.041
<p>Petar Ojdrovic is the founder of Home Service, a voice-based solution for vacation rental management that Improves the guest experience while helping hosts save time and drive 5 star reviews. I'm also joined by my co-host, the inimitable Charlie Cadbury, CEO of Say It Now, who elevates the discussion with his vast experience of building apps for the travel and hospitality industries.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode we learn about the typical problems vacation rental hosts and guests face during their stays in vacation rentals like Airbnb, and how hosts can use voice to tackle these. We cover designing a human into the loop, the ways multimodal should be used, how to improve intent resolution.&nbsp;</p><p>Charlie introduces us to the concept of a crap wizard, and how you can avoid having your voice app users feel like one, and Petar shares advice for budding voice developers and startup founders. This in-depth conversation really showcases the potential of voice to gather data and offer value to users.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep041">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep041</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: PODVOICETECH19&nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>"Alexa/Google, launch Voice Tech Survey"&nbsp;</li><li>Home Service: <a href="https://homeservice.ai/">https://homeservice.ai</a> &lt;&lt; use code VOICETECH15 for $15 off annual subscription&nbsp;</li><li>Home Service on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/homeserviceapp">https://twitter.com/homeserviceapp</a></li><li>Home Service Blog: <a href="https://homeservice.ai/blog">https://homeservice.ai/blog</a> &nbsp;</li><li>The necessity of Multi Modal: <a href="http://bit.ly/2IyPdtU">http://bit.ly/2IyPdtU</a></li><li>Automating AirBnB and Vacation rental management: <a href="http://bit.ly/35gj7Nh">http://bit.ly/35gj7Nh</a></li><li>Driving growth metrics: <a href="http://bit.ly/2OrUtTN">http://bit.ly/2OrUtTN</a></li><li>Say It Now: <a href="https://www.sayitnow.ai/">https://www.sayitnow.ai/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Say It Now Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/sayitnow_ai">https://twitter.com/sayitnow_ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Say It Now LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/say-it-now">https://www.linkedin.com/company/say-it-now</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Charlie Cadbury on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/charlesCadbury">https://twitter.com/charlesCadbury</a></li><li>Volara: <a href="https://volara.io/">https://volara.io</a></li><li>Virtual Concierge Service: <a href="https://www.virtualconciergeservice.com/">https://www.virtualconciergeservice.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Surveys by Voice - Stuart Crane, SurveyLine - Voice Tech Podcast ep.040
<p>Stuart Crane is the founder and CEO of SurveyLine, a new product that lets you create voice based surveys. Stuart presents the many use cases of voice surveys, and their advantages over traditional methods. He also shares some design tips for creating effective voice surveys, including how to personalise the questions for users and use a custom voice for branding.&nbsp;</p><p>SurveyLine and the Voice Tech Podcast have partnered up to make a survey especially for you, the Voice Tech Podcast listener! To try it now, simply say <b>"Alexa/Google, launch voice tech survey"</b>.&nbsp;</p><p>Stuart is also the founder of VoiceMetrics, a product that lets businesses access their own database information by voice. We discuss the reasons for his decision to pivot the business to SurveyLine, the major startup opportunities in voice right now, and the ultimate potential of voice interfaces.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep040">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep040</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>"Alexa/Google, launch voice tech survey"&nbsp;</li><li>SurveyLine: <a href="https://www.surveysbyvoice.com/">https://www.surveysbyvoice.com/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>VoiceMetrics: <a href="https://www.voicemetrics.io/">https://www.voicemetrics.io/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>HBR article - Using Smart Speakers to Engage your Customers <a href="http://bit.ly/2n3H7BL">http://bit.ly/2n3H7BL</a></li><li>Alexa for Business <a href="https://amzn.to/2ouoHuk">https://amzn.to/2ouoHuk</a></li><li>True Reply: <a href="https://truereply.com/">https://truereply.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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High-tech Interpreters - Jonathan Rechtman, Cadence Translate - Voice Tech Podcast ep.039
<p>Jonathan Rechtman is the co-founder of Cadence Translate, a language services company that help corporations and financial firms conduct business and investment research across the language barrier. Jonathan is a true expert in the field, having worked for the UN, celebrities and businesspeople alike. He explains the state of translation and interpretation today, how the process works, the skills and technology interpreters use, and how the profession is being impacted by the latest developments in technology.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the do's and don't when hiring interpreters, how you can get the most value from your translated audio, some skills that interpreters have that you can use in your daily life, automatic interpretation devices, unified communications as a service (UCAAS), and much more.&nbsp;</p><p>One of the most interesting discoveries to come out of our discussion is the similarity between the mental processes of a human interpreter and the state of the art natural language processing stack that smart speakers use, a connection that can inform our approach to designing voice interfaces.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep039">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep039</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Bespoken Testing Webinar, Sept 25: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH">http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Cadence Translate: <a href="https://www.cadencetranslate.com/">https://www.cadencetranslate.com</a> (Discount on first use of interpreting/translation service)&nbsp;</li><li>Join Cadence as an Linguist: <a href="https://www.cadencetranslate.com/learn">https://www.cadencetranslate.com/learn</a></li><li>Free ebook on Due Diligence for Linguists: <a href="http://bit.ly/2magvye">http://bit.ly/2magvye</a></li><li>Twilio UCAAS: <a href="https://www.twilio.com/">https://www.twilio.com</a></li><li>Zoom UCAAS: <a href="https://zoom.us/">https://zoom.us</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Speech-to-Text Selection - David Borish, PRIMO AI - Voice Tech Podcast ep.038
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>David Borish is Chief Creative at PRIMO AI, a New York startup that recommends the highest performing Speech-to-text (STT) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU) services for a particular dataset and geographical region. We discover what the biggest problem with speech to text systems is today, and why trying to solve it by hiring data scientists can be prohibitively expensive.&nbsp;</p><p>We also discuss the advantages of acquiring a technology patent, why David chose to recently enter the voice space, and the approach he takes when selecting his next entrepreneurial challenge. David is a seasoned startup veteran who believes passionately in the future of voice, and our conversation contains many valuable lessons to take away.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep038">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep038</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Phebi Voice Search <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a></li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts">http://bit.ly/2Q3QRts</a> - 20% off with code VOICETECH20&nbsp;</li><li>Primo AI: <a href="http://voiceprimo.com/">voiceprimo.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Become a beta tester: <a href="mailto:info@voiceprimo.com">info@voiceprimo.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>David Borish homepage: <a href="http://www.davidborish.com/">http://www.davidborish.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Headspin: <a href="https://www.headspin.io/">https://www.headspin.io</a></li><li>Kaldi: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/">http://kaldi-asr.org/</a></li><li>Google Cloud STT: <a href="http://bit.ly/2QkCYHN">http://bit.ly/2QkCYHN</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Questions & Answers - Don White, Satisfi Labs - Voice Tech Podcast ep.037
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Don White is CEO and Co-Founder of Satisfi Labs, an AI-powered Knowledge Management Platform that offers conversational search and commerce solutions for fan, guest, and customer engagement. Don describes the types of companies and industries most interested in implementing question and answer solutions, and reveals the number #1 question their customers ask.&nbsp;</p><p>We cover how these Q&amp;A models work, how scalable they are, and how they are deployed to clients. We also discuss the benefits of voice search, and how ready consumers are for the transition. Don also shares some design tips too, such as how to handle unexpected user queries, the reasons for response bias, and the importance of asking follow up questions. And we answer the most crucial question of all: where to buy Bacon on a Stick.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a>&nbsp;</p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep037">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep037</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Bespoken Webinar, Sept 25: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH">http://bit.ly/2LE4HgH</a> &nbsp;</li><li>AllAboutVoice Conference, Munich, Oct 11: <a href="http://bit.ly/30pzhAW">http://bit.ly/30pzhAW</a> - 15% discount with code VOICETECH&nbsp;</li><li>Satisfi Labs: <a href="https://www.satisfilabs.com/">https://www.satisfilabs.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Satisfi Funding press release: <a href="https://prn.to/2LFXzRa">https://prn.to/2LFXzRa</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Echo Echo Chamber - Adam Greenwood, Greenwood Campbell - Voice Tech Podcast ep.036
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Adam Greenwood is the founder of the award winning digital agency, Greenwood Campbell. We discuss his experiences building chatbot and voicebot applications, as well as the wider implications of these technologies, specifically the echo chambers they are so good at creating.&nbsp;</p><p>We learn what an echo chamber is, why they are so dangerous, and what we can do to avoid them. We also discover whether voice enabled devices will make the situation better or worse. Adam shares the state of the UK voice market, and highlights some of the use cases best suited to voice apps. Then we discuss voice SEO and how brands can compete here.&nbsp;</p><p>We then tackle the design and development of chatbots and voicebots, discussing the different ways they can be built, and the benefits and challenges of each. Adam also reveals some of the big surprises his team have had during their many successful implementations. This is a thought-provoking episode that will inform and inspire in equal measure.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep036">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep036</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Phebi Voice Search <a href="https://getphebi.com/">https://getphebi.com</a></li><li>Robocopy Conversation Design Course <a href="http://bit.ly/2ZyW0dx">http://bit.ly/2ZyW0dx</a></li><li>Greenwood Cambell <a href="http://bit.ly/30pYJGo">http://bit.ly/30pYJGo</a></li><li>Adam's Echo Chamber article <a href="http://bit.ly/30owwQv">http://bit.ly/30owwQv</a></li><li>Adam's TEDx talk <a href="http://bit.ly/30pZM9w">http://bit.ly/30pZM9w</a></li><li>Adam Greenwood Homepage <a href="http://bit.ly/30rLR2E">http://bit.ly/30rLR2E</a></li><li>"Hey Google, talk to Greenwood Campbell"&nbsp;</li><li>Twitter @greenwoodcampbell&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook <a href="http://bit.ly/30oXSG3">http://bit.ly/30oXSG3</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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The Emotion Machine - Rana Gujral, Behavioral Signals - Voice Tech Podcast ep.035
<p><b>Episode description:<br><br></b>Rana Gujral is the CEO of Behavioral Signals, a company that allows developers to add speech emotion and behavioral recognition AI to their products. We discuss the many reasons why it's important that machines can recognise and express human emotion, including improving human computer interaction and boosting business KPIs.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover why voice is the best modality for analysing emotion, then highlight some of the many business and consumer use-cases for this technology. Finally we dive into the signal processing pipeline that makes it all work, and Rana shares his advice for working with this technology.</p><p>This is one of my favourite conversations of the year so far. It's a topic close to my heart, having previously worked on voice emotion transformation in the lab, and I feel it's one of the most important technologies to close the gap between humans and machines. Rana is also a very articulate and inspirational speaker, which makes this an unmissable conversation.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep035">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep035</a></li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Georgian Partners Impact Podcast <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast">https://voicetechpodcast.com/impactpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Behavioral Signals <a href="http://bit.ly/30dcBUl">http://bit.ly/30dcBUl</a></li><li>Behavioral Signals Emotional Analytics <a href="http://bit.ly/30gw7zi">http://bit.ly/30gw7zi</a></li><li>Healthcare Demo Video <a href="http://bit.ly/30fiXTf">http://bit.ly/30fiXTf</a></li><li>Quentin Furhatino project <a href="http://bit.ly/30e9OdK">http://bit.ly/30e9OdK</a></li><li>Quentin Furhatino Demo <a href="http://bit.ly/30fiLmZ">http://bit.ly/30fiLmZ</a></li><li>Twitter @behaviorsignals&nbsp;</li><li>Rana Gujral in Inc mag <a href="http://bit.ly/30gDLtI">http://bit.ly/30gDLtI</a></li><li>Heart of the Machine - Richard Yonck <a href="https://amzn.to/30gwh9S">https://amzn.to/30gwh9S</a></li><li>Callminer <a href="http://bit.ly/30cyG5u">http://bit.ly/30cyG5u</a></li><li>Twilio <a href="http://bit.ly/30cyovq">http://bit.ly/30cyovq</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook Group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook Page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Chatbot Vacations - Pranas Kiziela, Eddy Travels - Voice Tech Podcast ep.034
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Pranas Kiziela is the CTO of Eddy Travels, a personal travel advisor that connects travellers with travel products and services. Eddy Travels is available in popular chat apps like Messenger, Telegram, Viber and Slack, and supports both text and voice based interaction.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the benefits of booking travel though a conversational interface, and the big voice-AI opportunities in the travel space right now. We tackle some of the major design considerations faced during the product build, including the limitations of the big chatbot platforms, the different challenges of working with voice and text, and how to incorporate a bot into a text conversation between two humans.&nbsp;</p><p>We also spend some time discussing the technical aspects, including the story of why Eddy Travels started with DialogFlow but later migrated to RASA NLU. We cover the many advantages of using an open-source framework, specifically much greater control over training the NLU models, unit testing and source control, and model management capabilities. It's a wide ranging conversation that has something for everyone, and will make you want to book your next holiday!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><p>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep034">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep034</a> &nbsp;</p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Eddy Travels <a href="https://eddytravels.com">https://eddytravels.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Try Eddy Travels on Messenger <a href="https://m.me/eddytravels">https://m.me/eddytravels</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Eddy Travels on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/eddytravels">https://twitter.com/eddytravels</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Eddy Travels on Facebook <a href="https://www.facebook.com/eddytravels/">https://www.facebook.com/eddytravels/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>RASA <a href="https://rasa.com/">https://rasa.com</a></li><li>MLFlow <a href="https://mlflow.org/">https://mlflow.org</a></li><li>DialogFlow <a href="https://dialogflow.com/">https://dialogflow.com</a></li><li>Telegram <a href="http://telegram.org">telegram.org</a></li><li>Viber <a href="https://www.viber.com/">https://www.viber.com</a></li><li>Slack <a href="http://slack.com/">http://slack.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the Show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http:<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Interactive Voice Ads - Stas Tushinskiy, Instreamatic - Voice Tech Podcast ep.033
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Stas Tushinskiy is the co-founder and CEO of Instreamatic, a San-francisco based company that enables voice interactivity and measurability in the audio ad market. In this episode we introduce you to a new concept that you'll very likely be hearing much more about soon; interactive voice advertisements. An innovative use of STT, TTS, natural language understanding and audio content channels, interactive voice ads are an important new channel for monetising audio content such as radio shows, audiobooks and podcasts.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the problem with traditional audio ads today, then dive into the workings of interactive ads, and the huge benefits for advertisers, publishers and listeners alike. Stas shares some of the incredible engagement stats these ads are getting, 10-15% engagement levels in many cases, which are enormous compared to traditional audio adverts.&nbsp;</p><p>Certainly one of the most exciting concepts I've come across in a while, this is an episode you'll do well not to miss.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Available at <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep033">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-ep033</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Robocopy Conversational Academy <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy">https://voicetechpodcast.com/robocopy</a> 10% discount with this link&nbsp;</li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Instreamatic <a href="https://instreamatic.com/">https://instreamatic.com/</a></li><li>Email Stas <a href="mailto:go@instreamatic.com">go@instreamatic.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Pandora <a href="https://pdora.co/2yvIcoi">https://pdora.co/2yvIcoi</a></li><li>Pandora deal <a href="https://tcrn.ch/2KllR2h">https://tcrn.ch/2KllR2h</a></li><li>Hakuhodo <a href="http://bit.ly/2Kl0pu0">http://bit.ly/2Kl0pu0</a></li><li>Hakuhodo deal <a href="http://bit.ly/2LX108n">http://bit.ly/2LX108n</a></li><li>DAX <a href="http://bit.ly/2KfZlrs">http://bit.ly/2KfZlrs</a></li><li>DAX deal <a href="http://bit.ly/2YzEZTc">http://bit.ly/2YzEZTc</a></li><li>Storytel <a href="http://bit.ly/2KnCURk">http://bit.ly/2KnCURk</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Become a patron: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Leave a 5-star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Medium Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a></li><li>Write for Blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Fa<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Talk with your Data - Adrien Schmidt, Aristotle - Voice Tech Podcast ep.032
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>Adrien Schmidt is the CEO and co-founder of Aristotle by Bouquet.ai, a conversational analytics platform that lets you chat with your data through voice and text. Aristotle makes your data available to the whole company, and makes it faster and easier to perform complex queries.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation you'll discover the many benefits of talking with data, and glimpse the ultimate vision of casual data usage in the workplace and the home. We discuss how complex queries are performed over voice, the pros and cons of VUI and GUI, and what the next phase of voice interaction heralds.&nbsp;</p><p>Then we get into the technical aspects of training an NLP model on custom company data, and the security measures taken to ensure data privacy. This is an especially interesting episode that touches on many important issues in the voice space, and one you won't want to miss!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Why do people need to talk with their data? It democratises access to data, and makes complex queries faster and easier.&nbsp;</li><li>AI + BI = CI, the equation of the future. Building a CI using AI + BI&nbsp;</li><li>What's the vision of data access in organisations? Casual data usage over the entire day will become a habit.&nbsp;</li><li>How to voice activate any structured data source? Use Aristotle to train an NLP model on it, then gain access to the key information in it.&nbsp;</li><li>How are complex queries performed over voice? They are built up in stages over the course of a dialogue, not given all at once as with traditional search apps.&nbsp;</li><li>What's the symbiotic relationship between VUI and GUI? Surprise: GUI aspects like charts and buttons are not the most important&nbsp;</li><li>Is multi-modal really essential, or a stepping stone to a truly voice-only interaction? For enterprises: really essential, but we can envision voice-only use cases like doctors&nbsp;</li><li>What are the advantages of conversational interfaces? Can quickly access many available options by asking, versus trawling through a complex GUI. By condensing information to the essentials, you enable ease of understanding and speed of access.&nbsp;</li><li>What are the advantages of using a GUI? Can provide reassurance of correct capture of request, and accuracy of voice answer.&nbsp;</li><li>What’s the next phase of voice interaction? Hearables will allow us to do real work with voice interfaces.&nbsp;</li><li>The major challenges in VUI/GUI design? Trust level, confidence, finding the right number of words for the response, NLP and Search complexities&nbsp;</li><li>How does Aristotle keep client data secure? Uses in-database analytics to avoid pooling client data externally.&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Aristotle: <a href="https://bouquet.ai/aristotle">https://bouquet.ai/aristotle</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Adrien Schmidt: <a href="https://www.adrienschmidt.com/press-1">https://www.adrienschmidt.com/press-1</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Video from Web Summit 2018: <a href="http://bit.ly/30JFCXy">http://bit.ly/30JFCXy</a></li><li>Adrien Schmidt on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/a_schm">https://twitter.com/a_schm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Adrien Schmidt on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/30JFHdO">http://bit.ly/30JFHdO</a></li><li>Aristotle on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/aristotle">https://twitter.com/aristotle</a></li><li>Aristotle on email: <a href="mailto:press@bouquet.ai">press@bouquet.ai</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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The Bot Builder - Dr. Andrey Esaulov, BotTalk - Voice Tech Podcast ep.031
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>The voice space is much bigger than just Google and Amazon, and there are many ways to develop voice applications. What’s missing in the voice design space? A simple markup language.&nbsp;</p><p>Dr. Andrey Esaulov is the CEO of SmartHouse Technologies and co-founder of BotTalk. SmartHouse Technologies specialises in consulting and development of voice applications and mobile apps. The company’s BotTalk product is a platform for creating Alexa Skills and Google Actions with a simple markup language.</p><p>From this conversation you’ll learn that you don’t need to be a developer to build sophisticated, context-aware voice applications that can benefit your business, or even become your business.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>What was the core problem? Alexa and Google developing similar voice apps/solutions.</li><li>What were the major concerns? Direction of API dialogue flow and internal Alexa tools.</li><li>What was the solution? Simplified multiple platforms into easy-to-use programming tool to build and launch complicated apps.</li><li>Birth of SmartHouse Technologies: Inability to recreate dialogue API.</li><li>Birth of BotTalk: Simple markup technology was missing in voice space.</li><li>What are BotTalk’s features? Multimodal, templates, API integration, session management, and direct deployment.</li><li>What are popular case studies and demos? myNoise and The Floor is Lava!</li><li>What are similarities and differences between BotTalk and Storyline? Voice experience, Google actions, write once to deploy, and session management.</li><li>What are voice development options? Conversations, slots, and entry points.</li><li>What are the dos and don'ts when creating a skill? Maintain focus, attention, and engagement; don’t include too many questions/paths, or build too much into voice apps.</li><li>What to expect in the future? Voice-only apps, multimodality, and less frustration.</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Manning Books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> (40% off books with code: <b>podvoicetech19</b>)&nbsp;</li><li>Best voice-first podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/2RYSG8t">http://bit.ly/2RYSG8t</a></li><li>SmartHouse Technologies: <a href="https://smarthaustech.de/">https://smarthaustech.de/</a></li><li>BotTalk: <a href="https://bottalk.de/">https://bottalk.de/</a></li><li>BotTalk on Product Hunt: <a href="https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bottalk">https://www.producthunt.com/posts/bottalk</a></li><li>Job Finder in Germany: <a href="https://vimeo.com/281597058">https://vimeo.com/281597058</a></li><li>React Native: <a href="https://facebook.github.io/react-native/">https://facebook.github.io/react-native/</a></li><li>JSON: <a href="https://www.json.org/">https://www.json.org/</a></li><li>YAML: <a href="https://yaml.org/">https://yaml.org/</a></li><li>myNoise: <a href="https://mynoise.net/">https://mynoise.net/</a></li><li>Storyline: <a href="https://www.producthunt.com/posts/storyline-7">https://www.producthunt.com/posts/storyline-7</a></li><li>Jovo: <a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">https://www.jovo.tech</a>/</li><li>The Floor is Lava Game: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Apps-That-Rock-Floor/dp/B07G2QFJ6D">https://www.amazon.com/Voice-Apps-That-Rock-Floor/dp/B07G2QFJ6D</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="htt<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Trends & Design Tips - BBC, BMW - Voice Tech Podcast ep.030
<p>This is a special episode in which you'll hear three presentations given at Voice Connected Home 2019 event, which took place in Cologne, Germany on May 7th this year.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>First you'll hear my quick 15 minute talk on 'The Voice Technology Trends of 2019, What We are Likely to See, and How it Will Affect Customer Interaction'. This is essentially a summary of many of the products and ideas I've discovered over the past year of podcast interviews, and with the voice industry moving as fast as it is, some of these are already fast becoming reality.&nbsp;</p><p>Then you'll hear Nicky Birch, Executive Producer at BBC R&amp;D, give an informative and entertaining presentation, 'How to Design Your Experiences - A Producers Guide'. This presentation gives you lots of practical advice from the trenches, plus there's an accompanying PDF that contains this advice, the link to which is in the show notes.&nbsp;</p><p>Finally you'll hear from Marion Sardone, who is the Senior Content &amp; Character Designer of the Intelligent Personal Assistant at BMW, Germany. In her presentation, 'From Speech Output to a Truly Intelligent Assistant', she explains why it's important for a voice assistant to be given a personality, and how they went about creating one for their in-car assistant.&nbsp;</p><p>I hope you enjoy the presentations, and look forward to meeting you at a future event!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Interview timestamps:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>00:03:04 Carl Robinson, Voice Tech Podcast&nbsp;</li><li>00:19:54 Nicky Birch, BBC&nbsp;</li><li>00:45:38 Marion Sardone, BMW&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Manetch Voice Connected Home 2019 event page: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rt7aNH">http://bit.ly/2Rt7aNH</a></li><li>BBC Voice Design Tips PDF: <a href="https://bbc.in/2RufuMW">https://bbc.in/2RufuMW</a></li><li>BMW intelligent assistant: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rt5DqM">http://bit.ly/2Rt5DqM</a></li><li>BMW video: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Rtkf9x">http://bit.ly/2Rtkf9x</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Digital Forensics - Tyler Hatch, DFI Forensics - Voice Tech Podcast ep.029
<p><b>Episode description:</b></p><p>The whole world is dependent on digital technology. It has improved lives, but made us vulnerable to exploitation. Hackers and cybercriminals have no fear of getting caught. They’re organized, sophisticated, and know how to remain anonymous. Cybercrime is now the most profitable criminal enterprise in the world.</p><p>Tyler Hatch is the founder and CEO of DFI Forensics Inc., a digital forensics and cybersecurity provider based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Tyler is a certified forensics examiner for computers and mobile phones, as well as a former practicing lawyer.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation, you’ll learn how cybercrime has evolved from simply stealing and selling data and information via the “Dark Web.”</p><p>Now, it targets specific organizations by penetrating IT networks to encrypt and disable entire networks; forcing a ransom to be paid using untraceable cryptocurrency to get the network back.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Highlights from the show:</b></p><ul><li>What is digital forensics? Another way to prove a fact using digital evidence.</li><li>Who uses it? Law enforcement, lawyers, employers, and others.</li><li>What is it used for? Collect, preserve, and analyze digital evidence.</li><li>What technologies are used? Hardware, software, machine learning (ML), etc.</li><li>Biggest threat to companies and governments: Encrypting networks and ransomware.</li><li>Individuals: Protect personal data by updating software and enabling all security features.</li><li>Dollars and cents: Should organizations purchase insurance policies or pay the ransom?</li><li>Event notifications and logs: Plan, prepare, prevent, mitigate, acquire, and investigate.&nbsp;</li><li>How secure are voice-activated technologies? Less secure, in general.</li><li>Methods of authentication: Most secure: Two-factor authentication; password manager apps and programs. Least secure: Passwords (using same password across multiple accounts)</li><li>Interested? Passion, hard work, education, critical-thinking/interpersonal skills needed.</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes at: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc.: <a href="https://dfiforensics.ca/">https://dfiforensics.ca/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Instagram: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/dfiforensicsinc/">https://www.instagram.com/dfiforensicsinc/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/dfiforensicsinc">https://twitter.com/dfiforensicsinc</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on LinkedIn: <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/dfi-forensics/">https://www.linkedin.com/company/dfi-forensics/</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyn4y_XUvahwisg9s7LLBw">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyn4y_XUvahwisg9s7LLBw</a></li><li>DFI Forensics Inc. on Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/dfiforensicsinc">https://www.facebook.com/dfiforensicsinc</a></li><li>PREVIEW: Social Media and Instant Message Forensics: <a href="https://eforensicsmag.com/download/preview-social-media-forensics/">https://eforensicsmag.com/download/preview-social-media-forensics/</a></li><li><a href="https://www.cnn.com/2016/02/16/us/san-bernardino-shooter-phone-apple/index.html">Apple opposes judge's order to hack San Bernardino shooter's iPhone</a></li><li>WhatsApp: <a href="https://www.whatsapp.com/">https://www.whatsapp.com/</a></li><li>Signal: <a href="https://signal.org/">https://signal.org/</a></li><li>Telegram: <a href="https://telegram.org/">https://telegram.org/</a></li><li>M<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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VivaTech 2019 - Startups, Google, Macron, Ma - Voice Tech Podcast ep.028
<p>This is a special episode for VivaTech 2019, Europe's biggest technology conference. You'll hear me talk with 5 of the best voice startups I came across, plus my interview with the communication manager of Google France, where we discuss the new assistant features announced at Google I/O 2019, as well as the new version of Google Duplex for the Web.&nbsp;</p><p>As a bonus, I also bring you two presentations. In the first, President Emmanuel Macron fields questions from a panel of successful European startup founders concerning the big issues in the European startup scene. After listening, you will better understand the European mindset and the strategies that Europe hopes to employ in order to try and compete with the US and China.</p><p>Finally, you'll hear an inspirational talk from Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of the Alibaba group. Currently on the verge of retirement, he reflects on his successes and failures, and shares his advice for would-be founders. I hope you enjoy the conversations, and look forward to talking with you too at a future event!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Interview timestamps:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>00:02:45 Google France&nbsp;</li><li>00:11:20 Snapcall&nbsp;</li><li>00:15:20 Audionamix&nbsp;</li><li>00:19:47 Odhio&nbsp;</li><li>00:23:20 Pippa&nbsp;</li><li>00:28:15 Askr&nbsp;</li><li>00:31:50 President Emmanuel Macron&nbsp;</li><li>01:01:22 Jack Ma, Alibaba&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Snapcall: <a href="https://snapcall.io/">https://snapcall.io/</a></li><li>Audionamix: <a href="https://www.audionamix.com">https://www.audionamix.com</a></li><li>AskR: <a href="https://www.askr.ai">https://www.askr.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Pippa: <a href="https://pippa.io">https://pippa.io</a></li><li>Odhio: <a href="https://www.odiho.com/accueil-copy">https://www.odiho.com/accueil-copy</a></li><li>Google France: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleFrance">https://www.youtube.com/user/GoogleFrance</a></li><li>VivaTech: <a href="https://vivatechnology.com/">https://vivatechnology.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voice<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Usability Testing for Voice - Dylan Zwick, Pulse Labs - Voice Tech Podcast ep.027
<p>Dylan Zwick is the Chief Product Officer at Pulse Labs, a Seattle-based startup that offers a remote testing and analytics platform for voice app developers. The Pulse Labs team are leaders in the field of voice application testing, and are official partners with both Google and Amazon, helping them to define and improve the state of the art in voice application design.&nbsp;</p><p>We cover the different types of testing, including unit testing, functional testing, certification testing and usability testing. Then Dylan explains how remote usability testing works, how to build your panel of testers, how and when to conduct usability tests, and how to interpret the results. You will also discover to become a Pulse Labs remote usability tester yourself, giving you early access to the latest voice apps and earning you some money too.&nbsp;</p><p>Dylan shares the design lessons learned from testing hundreds of voice apps for both Google and Amazon, including the importance of always moving forwards in the flow, why variation of word and sentence structure can maintain attention, and how to add variety without increasing complexity. The number of insights per minute in this conversation is off the charts - you'll learn so much from Dylan you'll definitely want to keep a pen and paper handy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Pulse Labs: <a href="https://www.pulselabs.ai">https://www.pulselabs.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Dylan's email: <a href="mailto:dylan.zwick@pulselabs.ai">dylan.zwick@pulselabs.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blog - talk with Paul Cutsinger: <a href="http://bit.ly/2E2D6D2">http://bit.ly/2E2D6D2</a></li><li>Blog - Voice Opportunities Beyond the Smart Speaker: <a href="http://bit.ly/2E3mjQ5">http://bit.ly/2E3mjQ5</a></li><li>Cathy Pearl: Designing Voice User Interfaces: <a href="https://amzn.to/2E5dfub">https://amzn.to/2E5dfub</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Sound Recognition - Dr. Chris Mitchell, Audio Analytic - Voice Tech Podcast ep.026
<p>Dr Chris Mitchell is the CEO and Founder of Audio Analytic, who develop sound recognition software that adds context-based intelligence into consumer technology products. In our conversation, you'll learn what the state of the art sound recognition systems can do, the types of sound events that are typically recognised, which consumer products they're integrated into, and the many benefits and new possibilities the technology affords to developers and users.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover the difference between sound recognition and speech recognition, how sound recognition provides the all important context for voice enabled devices to make the right decisions, and how smart devices can take advantage of this contextual knowledge. Then we dive into some of the technical details of how it all works, including 'better than real-time processing', edge computing vs the cloud, the need to train custom acoustic models, and how these machine learning models can run on low-resource devices like headphones using TinyML. Chris briefly explains the process of integrating the AI3 framework into your products, then we tackle the all important question of data privacy and security. &nbsp;</p><p>Many of the smart devices of future will rely on sound recognition to understand the context of their environments. Chris and his team are at the cutting edge of the sound recognition field and are long-time experts in the domain, so there's no better person to introduce us to this important technology.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Audio Analytic: <a href="https://www.audioanalytic.com/">https://www.audioanalytic.com</a></li><li>Hive Hub case study: <a href="http://bit.ly/2IOlA9E">http://bit.ly/2IOlA9E</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Actors & Synthetics - David Ciccarelli, Voices.com - Voice Tech Podcast ep.025
<p>David Ciccarelli is the CEO of Voices.com, the online marketplace where brand managers and marketers discover, audition and hire professional voice actors. In our conversation, you'll learn all about how to find and hire a voice actor to represent your brand in marketing campaigns or for use in voice development projects, how projects are priced, and what rights you have to use the audio you purchase.&nbsp;</p><p>We discover why personas are the most effective common language to describe voices. We also hear samples of the state of the art in synthetic voices, and learn when and why to choose a synthetic voice over a human actor. We also discuss the reasons for the recent boom in voice content and services, and how voice in all forms, from audiobooks to podcasts, is the ideal medium for today's highly mobile, permanently connected population.&nbsp;</p><p>David is a seasoned professional in the voice space with decades of experience and advice to share, so whatever your interest in voice you're sure to get a lot of value from this conversation.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Voices.com site <a href="http://bit.ly/2Iy8Tiq">http://bit.ly/2Iy8Tiq</a></li><li>Voices.com future market report <a href="http://bit.ly/2IDuOor">http://bit.ly/2IDuOor</a></li><li>Voicesummit.ai conference <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuZ04Y">http://bit.ly/2IuZ04Y</a></li><li>Voice of the car conference <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuTsY5">http://bit.ly/2IuTsY5</a></li><li>Librivox audiobooks <a href="http://bit.ly/2IuZ44I">http://bit.ly/2IuZ44I</a></li><li>Jargon SDK <a href="http://bit.ly/2IxZzL5">http://bit.ly/2IxZzL5</a></li><li>VocalID custom voices <a href="http://bit.ly/2Is3DwF">http://bit.ly/2Is3DwF</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpo<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Biometric Authentication - Alexey Khitrov, ID R&D - Voice Tech Podcast ep.024
<p>Alexey Khitrov is President at ID R&amp;D, who increase the security of interactions with digital products such as conversational interfaces using voice authentication and behavioural biometrics. Their products add hands-free, zero-authentication to any voice enabled device, heralding a new era in frictionless, ubiquitous computing services.</p><p>We discuss how voice biometrics move us towards a future where we communicate with technology just like we communicate with our friends. Alexey gives us an overview on the state of voice authentication today, who's using it, and its limitations. We also cover the technical features of voice authentication, such as modal enrichment for continuous enhancement of the authentication accuracy. We hear about the design challenges faced when introducing zero-authentication to your application, and get advice for implementing this technology into your own voice apps. &nbsp;</p><p>To wrap things up, we look ahead to the voice technology features we are likely to see emerge in 2019 and beyond, and tackle the risks around data privacy, security, and the evolving arms race between hackers and software security firms. This episode is one the most interesting conversations I've had doing this podcast and it's a real pleasure to be able to share it with you.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D homepage: <a href="https://idrnd.net/">https://idrnd.net/</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D demo you can try: <a href="http://bit.ly/2I3UnPc">http://bit.ly/2I3UnPc</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D demo on Youtube: <a href="https://youtu.be/AdMzny1m2zE">https://youtu.be/AdMzny1m2zE</a> &nbsp;</li><li>ID R&amp;D in call centres: <a href="http://bit.ly/2HY0XXn">http://bit.ly/2HY0XXn</a></li><li>ID R&amp;D company profile: <a href="http://bit.ly/2HY0ILX">http://bit.ly/2HY0ILX</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com/">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Dashbot Super Bot Conference 2019: <a href="https://sb2019.dashbot.io/">https://sb2019.dashbot.io</a>, 25% group discount code: voicetech&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:car<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Search Results - Dustin Coates, Algolia - Voice Tech Podcast ep.023
<p>Dustin Coates is the Voice Search Go-to-market Lead at Algolia, a Search-as-a-Service provider based in Paris, France. Algolia processes up to 4 billion searches a month for over 6500 client products, including big names such as Twitch and NPR. <br><br>In our conversation, you'll learn all about the 4 pillars of a search system; the indexing of data, relevance configuration, search queries, and the display of results. We discuss the nuances of voice search, context dependent searches, and the differences between searching on mobile vs a smart speaker. We also cover the challenges of talking to websites, discovery vs search, and much more. <br><br>Dustin shares his advice for voice search developers, including how to integrate voice search into your apps, and the most useful tools and technical resources. Dustin's deep technical experience really shines though in this interview, as one of the few true voice search experts. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Dustin's dabble lab tutorial: <a href="http://bit.ly/2W3kRnq">http://bit.ly/2W3kRnq</a></li><li>Manning books: <a href="https://www.manning.com">https://www.manning.com</a> 40% off all books code: podvoicetech19&nbsp;</li><li>Dustin's book: <a href="http://bit.ly/2VZ2U9A">http://bit.ly/2VZ2U9A</a></li><li>Dashbot Super Bot Conference 2019: <a href="https://sb2019.dashbot.io">https://sb2019.dashbot.io</a>, 25% group discount code: voicetech&nbsp;</li><li>Voice-Connected Home 2019: <a href="https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc">https://bit.ly/2IZuVwc</a>, 20% discount code: VoiceTech&nbsp;</li><li>VScode Alexa plugin: <a href="http://bit.ly/2W6K9Bi">http://bit.ly/2W6K9Bi</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Retail - Shilp Agarwal, Blutag - Voice Tech Podcast ep.022
<p>Shilp Agarwal is the CEO of Blutag, a voice retail solution that lets customers search/browse a product catalog on Alexa and Google Assistant. We get to hear some product demos showing how customers can quickly reorder products they've bought before, and also browse new options before making an informed choice.&nbsp;</p><p>Blutag recently graduated from the Techstars incubator, and are backed by Amazon's Alexa Fund, so we discuss how he got into the programs, and the benefits of the experience.</p><p>Shilp has a long history in the retail space, and shares many insights, including how multimodal interfaces, and especially voice enabled TVs, will soon revolutionise online shopping. He reveals the pain points most retailers are trying to solve with voice, Amazon's vision for voice retail, and how the rise of voice search will affect product discoverability.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Blutag: <a href="https://blu.ai">https://blu.ai</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blutag blog: <a href="https://blu.ai/blog">https://blu.ai/blog</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Blutag on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/BlutagVoice">https://twitter.com/BlutagVoice</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Shilp on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/ShilpAgarwal_">https://twitter.com/ShilpAgarwal_</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Medium blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium">https://voicetechpodcast.com/medium</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Nanocasting - Sean Gilligan, Sound Branch - Voice Tech Podcast ep.021
<p>Sean Gilligan is the founder of Sound Branch, a team communication app and voice-based social network in which where users create smart voice notes. Sean introduces us to the concept of nanocasting, and explains how it can be used for public broadcasting, team status updates, recruiting new staff, and more. We discuss the benefits of audio over other mediums, including greater privacy and accountability for content creators, and improved speed and convenience for content consumers.&nbsp;</p><p>Sean also explains how audio is unique in providing the perfect combination of authenticity of message and auditability of content, thanks to the combination of speech to text and search technologies. Sound Branch is a feature rich application that could well be the Twitter for voice that so many have been predicting, and this episode will help deepen your understanding of this emerging form of communication. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Highlights from the show:</b><br><br>[22:40] "A massive conversation determines what is right."</p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>Sound Branch: <a href="https://soundbranch.com/">https://soundbranch.com</a></li><li>Intro on Sound Branch: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GSlf3I">http://bit.ly/2GSlf3I</a></li><li>Sound Branch Android app: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GTAF8f">http://bit.ly/2GTAF8f</a></li><li>Sean's interview on the BBC: <a href="http://bit.ly/2GTAGcj">http://bit.ly/2GTAGcj</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Weekly Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Machine Learning Signals - Christopher Oates, audEERING - Voice Tech Podcast ep.020
<p>Christopher Oates is a Senior Audio DSP Engineer at audEERING, an audio analysis company that specialises in emotional artificial intelligence. Chris explains how the human voice production system works, and introduces us to a technique called linear predictive coding (LPC) which can extract the features of the voice.</p><p>We then focus on machine learning for audio, including using expert audio knowledge along with machine learning methods, leveraging the openSMILE toolkit for feature extraction, and signal processing techniques. Chris explains things really well and even brought along some audio clips to help illustrate the signal concepts.&nbsp;</p><p>He then reveals some of the latest projects at audEERING, including using speech analytics in gaming applications, such as whisper detection in a ninja game! It's an awesome episode that is jam-packed with useful and interesting information. Enjoy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Dabble Lab: <a href="https://youtube.com/dabblelab">https://youtube.com/dabblelab</a></li><li>audEERING: <a href="https://www.audeering.com/">https://www.audeering.com/</a></li><li>Chris on compressed audio and ML: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MMW7fX">http://bit.ly/2MMW7fX</a></li><li>Blog on emotional games: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MOi0LY">http://bit.ly/2MOi0LY</a></li><li>Blog on emotion detection: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MN0wzj">http://bit.ly/2MN0wzj</a></li><li>openSMILE: <a href="http://bit.ly/2MRgfO8">http://bit.ly/2MRgfO8</a></li><li>Video on Intelligent Machines:&nbsp; <a href="http://bit.ly/2MNuraK">http://bit.ly/2MNuraK</a></li><li>CSO interview:&nbsp; <a href="http://bit.ly/2MOq8M8">http://bit.ly/2MOq8M8</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a></li><li>Alexa: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa">https://voicetechpodcast.com/alexa</a></li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a></li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a></li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a></li><li>Write for the blog: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish">https://voicetechpodcast.com/publish</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a></li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Elevated Voice Design - Vasili Shynkarenka, Invocable – Voice Tech Podcast ep.019
<p>Vasili Shynkarenka is CEO and co-founder of Invocable, an online tool that lets you prototype voice applications without coding. Formerly known as Storyline, the company has now pivoted from an Alexa skill builder into a first-class voice application design tool. In our conversation, you'll learn all about the reasons behind the pivot, the main differences between Invocable and Storyline, and how you can use Invocable to design better voice apps.&nbsp;</p><p>Vasili shares his experience of seeing thousands of voice applications developed on Storyline, and his advice to voice interaction designers for what works and what doesn't. We discuss the power of multi-modal interaction, and how to design visual interfaces in Invocable. We also discuss predictions for 2019, the major problems with in the voice industry right now, copy cat startups and much more.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Invocable: <a href="https://www.invocable.com">https://www.invocable.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Invocable on Facebook: <a href="http://bit.ly/2Mn0gXv">http://bit.ly/2Mn0gXv</a></li><li>Vasili's email: <a href="mailto:vasili@invocable.com">vasili@invocable.com</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter">https://voicetechpodcast.com/newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Sponsor the show: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Prototypes & Personas - Kasia Ryniak & Rafal Cymerys, Upside – Voice Tech Podcast ep.018
<p>Kasia Ryniak &amp; Rafal Cymerys are the co-founders of Upside, a voice app development agency based in Krakow, Poland, that offer voice interaction design, voice strategy and voice app development. In this episode, you will learn how experienced voice app developers create innovative prototypes, improve voice app engagement, and sell products and services via voice.&nbsp;</p><p>First, we explore the creation of prototype of an Alexa skill for StarCraft II, which lets players use voice commands to trigger complex actions. We cover the importance of imbuing your voice assistant with a persona, how voice and visuals fit together to create multi-modal experiences, and a quick walkthrough of building the Alexa skill using the Alexa Skills Kit. &nbsp;</p><p>Then Kasia and Rafal introduce us to voicecommerce.js, Upside's new open-source voice framework for integrating an eCommerce storefront with voice-enabled assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant. We cover the benefits of voice commerce to the consumers, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and a case study for the fashion industry. &nbsp;</p><p>It was a really fun conversation with Kasia and Rafal, and our conversation is packed full of interesting ideas and practical advice. You'll definitely want to listen to it all the way through, and keep a notebook handy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Upside homepage: <a href="https://upsidelab.io/">https://upsidelab.io</a></li><li>Upside on Twitter: @UpsideLab &nbsp;</li><li>Upside Voice Tech News: @CreateForVoice&nbsp;</li><li>Upside on Github: <a href="https://github.com/upsidelab/voicecommerce">https://github.com/upsidelab/voicecommerce</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Starcraft skill design: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sdxkYW">http://bit.ly/2sdxkYW</a></li><li>Starcraft skill dev: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sbEVqL">http://bit.ly/2sbEVqL</a></li><li>Voicecommerce.js: <a href="http://bit.ly/2sfbNil">http://bit.ly/2sfbNil</a></li><li>Vue Storefront: <a href="https://www.vuestorefront.io">https://www.vuestorefront.io</a> &nbsp;</li><li>PWAs: <a href="http://bit.ly/2seMey9">http://bit.ly/2seMey9</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Conversation Analysis - E. Stokoe, L’boro, S. Albert, Tufts – Voice Tech Podcast ep.017
<p>Elizabeth Stokoe is Professor of Social Interaction at Loughborough Uni in the UK, and Saul Albert is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Tufts University in Massachusetts, United States. Their latest research shows us how to influence the outcomes of conversational interactions, and we discuss the implications of this for voice technology.<br><br>We cover what conversation analysis is, with examples from different conversation settings such as first dates, crisis negotiation, and sales calls. Then we discuss the use of nudging to encourage action, and the ethical implications of persuasive voice interfaces. We also arrive at a shocking discovery that today's conversational interfaces are, in fact, not conversational at all!&nbsp;<br><br>This is a thought provoking episode that explores the fundamental mechanisms of conversation that we as technologists are trying to emulate. it's especially useful for anyone involved in designing or promoting conversational interfaces, and will make you think about conversation in a whole new way. Subscribe to the podcast and listen now!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Talk: The Science of Conversation: <a href="https://amzn.to/2LxqFlb">https://amzn.to/2LxqFlb</a></li><li>The best books on CA: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/books">https://voicetechpodcast.com/books</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Elizabeth's homepage: <a href="http://www.carmtraining.org/">http://www.carmtraining.org/</a></li><li>Saul's homepage: <a href="http://saulalbert.net/">http://saulalbert.net/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Elizabeth on Twitter: @LizStokoe&nbsp;</li><li>Saul on Twitter: @saul&nbsp;</li><li>CA Twitter hashtag: #emca&nbsp;</li><li>Conversational Rollercoaster: <a href="http://bit.ly/2LwXqPv">http://bit.ly/2LwXqPv</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate">https://voicetechpodcast.com/donate</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Your First Voice App - Hillary Long, Citro Digital - Voice Tech Podcast ep.016
<p>Hillary Long is the General Manager and Partner at CITRO Digital, a digital marketing agency, based in Allentown, PA, United States. Hillary takes us through the design and build process of their first voice app, the 'Naughty or Nice Quiz' for children. As an experienced technologist that's new to voice development, Hillary shares her experience from 'in the trenches', and the lessons her team learned. <br><br>We discuss content creation for a voice application, including the importance of iteration and beta testing, especially when working with children! Hillary shares her strategy for leveraging existing content held in a headless CMS, and how this was integrated with her voice application. We also cover the Alexa freetime program for Alexa kids devices, the Jovo cross platform framework for fast deployment to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and the significant differences between the release processes on both platforms. <br><br>Hillary also tells us about the creative ideas her team used to market their new voice app, including a competition for an Otterbox Google Assistant cover for kids, which you can enter if you're quick. It's a fun and relaxed interview that's packed with useful information for new and experienced voice developers alike. Have a listen and let me know what you think!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Citro Digital: <a href="https://www.citrodigital.com/">https://www.citrodigital.com</a></li><li>Naughty or Nice Quiz: <a href="http://bit.ly/citroquiz">http://bit.ly/citroquiz</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Facebook: @citrodigital&nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Instagram: @Citro_Digital&nbsp;</li><li>Citro on Twitter: @Citro_Digital&nbsp;</li><li>Jovo: <a href="https://www.jovo.tech/">https://www.jovo.tech</a></li><li>Alexa FreeTime: <a href="http://amzn.to/alexafreetime">http://amzn.to/alexafreetime</a></li><li>Contentful CMS: <a href="https://www.contentful.com/">https://www.contentful.com/</a></li><li>Kentico CMS: <a href="https://www.kentico.com/">https://www.kentico.com/</a></li><li>Digital Summit: <a href="https://philadelphia.digitalsummit.com/">https://philadelphia.digitalsummit.com/</a></li><li>Voice Summit: <a href="https://www.voicesummit.ai/">https://www.voicesummit.ai/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bi<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Conversational Marketing - Andy Mauro, Automat - Voice Tech Podcast ep.015
<p>Andy Mauro, CEO and co-founder of Automat, a company that helps brands deliver personalised one-to-one voice and messaging experiences to their customers. Andy has been helping to shape the voice industry for almost two decades now, having spent 16 years at Nuance, the most successful speech recognition company in history, and then TellMe, which was acquired by Microsoft.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode we discuss Conversational Marketing and why it represents a fundamental shift in digital marketing. Andy explains how voice assistants will change the landscape of consumer sales &amp; marketing, and the implications of voice search on brands' content marketing strategies. He founded Automat because the sales experience on web and mobile customer lack the personal touch, and he believes voice is the answer to this problem. We also discuss the role of influencers in conversational marketing, and how conversational marketing could impact brick and mortar shopping on the high street.&nbsp;</p><p>We also cover the history of the voice industry and how we got to where we are today, some of the lessons Andy has learned over his time in the industry, and why voice assistants might be heading for the trough of disillusionment in 2019. Thanks to Andy's wealth of experience it's an exceptionally interesting conversation, and highly relevant to anyone involved in the field.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Automat: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/">https://www.automat.ai/</a></li><li>Automat research report: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/opusresearch/">https://www.automat.ai/opusresearch/</a></li><li>Automat Vichy case study: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/vichy-skinexpert/">https://www.automat.ai/vichy-skinexpert/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Automat Cover Girl case study: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/covergirl/">https://www.automat.ai/covergirl/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Beauty Bot Directory: <a href="https://beauty.bot/directory/">https://beauty.bot/directory/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Podcast w/conversational designer: <a href="http://bit.ly/2SaWimz">http://bit.ly/2SaWimz</a></li><li>Automat article: <a href="https://www.automat.ai/2017/11/conversational-marketing-digital-marketing/">http://bit.ly/2SanHoQ</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpo<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice Emotion Analytics - Florian Eyben, audEERING - Voice Tech Podcast ep.014
<p>Florian Eyben is the CTO of audEERING, an audio analysis company that specialises in emotional artificial intelligence. Florian is a leading expert in voice emotion analytics, machine learning and signal processing, and our conversation is a great introduction to harnessing emotion in the voice. We discuss many of the incredible applications of voice emotion analytics, and dive into some projects carried out by audEERING for major brands in market research, call centers, social robotics, health and many more.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>In the second half of the episode we explore openSMILE, audEERING's open source research toolkit for audio feature extraction. It is currently the state-of-the-art in affective computing for audio, and is the most widely-used tool for emotion recognition tasks in research and industry. &nbsp;</p><p>We also discuss the GeMAPS standard acoustic parameter recommendation, emotional dimensions such as valence and arousal, what data to use when developing emotion detection algorithms, and the future of multimodal emotion-enabled interfaces. It's an emotion-filled episode that you won't want to miss!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa skill building guide: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/skillguide">https://voicetechpodcast.com/skillguide</a></li><li>audEERING site: <a href="https://www.audeering.com">https://www.audeering.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Facebook: <a href="http://bit.ly/aud-facebook">http://bit.ly/aud-facebook</a> &nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Twitter: @audEERING&nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on Instagram: audEERING&nbsp;</li><li>audEERING on LinkedIn: <a href="http://bit.ly/aud-linkedin">http://bit.ly/aud-linkedin</a> &nbsp;</li><li>openSMILE: <a href="https://opensmile.audeering.com">https://opensmile.audeering.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>GeMAPS:&nbsp; <a href="https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7160715">https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7160715</a></li><li>Florian Eyben Google Scholar: <a href="http://bit.ly/florian-eyben-scholar">http://bit.ly/florian-eyben-scholar</a> &nbsp;</li><li>ICASSP 2019:&nbsp; <a href="https://2019.ieeeicassp.org/">https://2019.ieeeicassp.org/</a></li><li>VoiceBot podcast: <a href="http://voicebot.ai">http://voicebot.ai</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http:<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Open Source Voice Assistants - Joshua Montgomery, Mycroft - Voice Tech Podcast ep.013
<p>Joshua Montgomery is the CEO of Mycroft, the open source voice assistant. Mycroft is a much needed addition to the range of big tech voice assistants on the market, offering a new level of data privacy and customisation.&nbsp;</p><p>Their MkII device will be launched soon, and is available for pre-order now on IndieGogo. Josh describes how the MkII improves over previous iterations, takes us through the technical stack, and explains how you can start developing voice applications for the Mycroft ecosystem today.&nbsp;</p><p>We discuss the many benefits of open source for voice assistants, including scalability, censorship, data security and developer support. Josh reveals why many companies are unwilling to use Amazon Alexa, and why open source is the answer to this problem. This is a thought-provoking episode with a leader in the voice assistant space - enjoy!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Mycroft Homepage: <a href="https://mycroft.ai/">https://mycroft.ai/</a></li><li>Get a Mycroft MkII on IndieGogo: <a href="https://igg.me/at/mycroft/x">https://igg.me/at/mycroft/x</a></li><li>Invest in Mycroft: <a href="https://www.startengine.com/mycroft-ai">https://www.startengine.com/mycroft-ai</a></li><li>Mycroft Github: <a href="https://github.com/MycroftAI/">https://github.com/MycroftAI/</a></li><li>Alexa Data Services: <a href="https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/alexa-data-services">https://www.amazon.jobs/en/teams/alexa-data-services</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a> &nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!&nbsp;</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Fast Scalable Voice IoT Apps - Syed Ahmed, PubNub - Voice Tech Podcast ep.012
<p>Syed Ahmed is a Developer Advocate at PubNub, a global Data Stream Network and real-time infrastructure-as-a-service company based in San Francisco, California. PubNub's products allow developers to build realtime web, mobile, voice and IoT applications. Low network latency is especially important for voice enabled applications that integrate with IoT devices, as any delay during a conversational interaction can affect usability and frustrate users.&nbsp;</p><p>In this episode, Syed explains how PubNub solves the latency problem by using a serverless architecture of PubNub Blocks, and walks us through a simple real-world example of a voice enabled doorbell. We learn about the publisher-subscriber pattern that underpins this technology, and why building voice apps with PubNub is quicker, easier and much more scalable than other methods.&nbsp;</p><p>A nice surprise during this conversation was that using PubNub Blocks not only improves the network performance of voice apps, but can be used to add advanced features such as contextual memory between phrases, and even between voice devices on different platforms, allowing developers to build more advanced interactions. It's a great episode, so check it out!&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a> &nbsp;</li><li>PubNub Blocks: <a href="https://www.pubnub.com/docs/blocks-catalog">https://www.pubnub.com/docs/blocks-catalog</a></li><li>PubNub project example: <a href="https://hackernoon.com/voice-alexa-and-realtime-making-interactions-into-lasting-experiences-fa46aab9503b">https://hackernoon.com/voice-alexa-and-realtime-making-interactions-into-lasting-experiences-fa46aab9503b</a></li><li>More articles from Syed: <a href="https://medium.com/@nxsyed">https://medium.com/@nxsyed</a></li><li>Publish-subscribe pattern: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publish%E2%80%93subscribe_pattern">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publish%E2%80%93subscribe_pattern</a></li><li>Syed's code examples on Github: <a href="https://github.com/nxsyed">https://github.com/nxsyed</a></li><li>Syed on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/nxsyed">https://twitter.com/nxsyed</a></li><li>Syed on Insta: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/nxsyed/">https://www.instagram.com/nxsyed/</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Syed's personal site: <a href="https://www.nxsyed.me/">https://www.nxsyed.me/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:&nbsp;</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a> &nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-fa<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Audio Branding & Sound Design - Sebastian Hanfland, Hanfland & Friends - Voice Tech Podcast ep.011
<p>Sebastian Hanfland is the CEO of the audio branding consultancy, Hanfland and Friends. His team help companies define their their brand in audio form, in order to promote brand recognition, increase the perceived quality of products, and influence customers.&nbsp;</p><p>Sebastian explains what audio branding is, and how he selects the right voices and sounds for a brand. We explore many interesting examples of audio branding for products, customer service, workplaces and more, and hear a demo of their latest audio branding project for Humanzing Technologies. We also cover the typical challenges faced on audio branding projects, and what brands can do to prepare for the voice technology revolution.</p><p>This fantastic episode tells you all you need to know about sound design and audio branding. It is essential listening, not only for people working with voice technologies, but also for designers, marketers and content producers from every industry.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends website (English): <a href="https://www.hanfland-and-friends.com">https://www.hanfland-and-friends.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Hanfland and Friends website (German): <a href="https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de&nbsp;">https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends Alexa Skill Stubbs: <a href="https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de/blog/">https://www.hanfland-und-freunde.de/blog/</a></li><li>Hanfland and Friends Twitter: @HanflandFreunde</li><li>Humanizing Technologies Sound Branding: <a href="https://www.humanizing.com/de/sound-2/">https://www.humanizing.com/de/sound-2/</a></li><li>Audio Spotlight by Holosonics: <a href="https://www.holosonics.com/">https://www.holosonics.com/</a></li><li>Amazon Polly: <a href="https://aws.amazon.com/polly/">https://aws.amazon.com/polly/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Become <p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Podcasts of the Future - Bryan Colligan, AlphaVoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.010
<p>Bryan Colligan is the co-founder of AlphaVoice, the easiest way to get your podcast and audio content onto Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. In an especially fun conversation, Bryan shares his vision of how the podcasting and voice technology worlds are set to collide, and how the implications will be felt by platforms, content producers and consumers alike.</p><p>He reveals the 4 main business models of content producers, explains why voice is the tech wave that will dominate, and foretells the impending convergence of media. We then explore the AlphaVoice product, and examine his plans to build the ultimate Q&amp;A voice interface using content transcription and indexing.</p><p>We also touch on how Google entering the podcasting space has influenced his product vision, and tackle the important subject of voice search, including the new paradigms of voice to voice, and voice to video search. Whether you're a publisher, producer or consumer of digital content, this is an unmissable episode!<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes: <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com">https://voicetechpodcast.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>AlphaVoice: <a href="https://www.alphavoice.io/">https://www.alphavoice.io/</a></li><li>AlphaVoice RadioLab demo: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGozZKOw9r0">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGozZKOw9r0</a></li><li>AlphaVoice YouTube channel: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kzTZDYmtNY3ZzORAgITuw">https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kzTZDYmtNY3ZzORAgITuw</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google speakable schema: <a href="http://www.ditii.com/google-rolls-out-new-schema-markup-speakable-dataset-for-news-contents/85138/">http://www.ditii.com/google-rolls-out-new-schema-markup-speakable-dataset-for-news-contents/85138/</a></li><li>spaCy NLP: <a href="https://spacy.io/">https://spacy.io/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify: <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me: <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star <p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Hum a Fingerprint, Extract a Melody - Dogac Basaran, CNRS - Voice Tech Podcast ep.009
<p>This is the second part of my conversation with Dogac Basaran, a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. If you missed the first part, you might want to go back and listen to the previous episode on Signal Processing Basics for Audio.</p><p>Today, in part 2 of 2, we explore Dogac's research into audio fingerprinting, alignment, and melody extraction. By analysing the magnitude of frequency peaks and their relative spacing, Dogac shows us how it's possible to create audio fingerprints that can be used to detect and match audio recordings, even if they contain noise or are incomplete. These fingerprints have a variety of uses, including aligning multiple recordings of a single speaker/performance, and identifying a particular recording.</p><p>We also discuss query by humming, the state-of-the-art technique that takes an audio fingerprint of a person humming a melody, and matches it to a database of music recordings. Dogac also explains why learning how to build neural networks has become an essential skill in this field.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Full show notes : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Dogac Basaran on Github: <a href="https://github.com/dogacbasaran">https://github.com/dogacbasaran</a></li><li>Dogac Basaran's websites: <a href="https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/">https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/</a> and <a href="http://dogacbasaran.com/">http://dogacbasaran.com/</a></li><li>Signal Processing MOOC on Coursera: <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp">https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp</a>&nbsp;</li><li>MATLAB: <a href="https://matlab.mathworks.com/">https://matlab.mathworks.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me : <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><l<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Signal Processing Basics for Audio - Dogac Basaran, CNRS - Voice Tech Podcast ep.008
<p>Dogac Basaran is a post-doctoral researcher at CNRS, the French national scientific research centre. Today, in part 1 of 2, Dogac gives us a crash course in signal processing, where we learn what signal processing is and discover some of its many applications.&nbsp;</p><p>Leveraging his teaching experience, Dogac uses simple language and real-world examples to explain the fundamental signal processing concepts that are used in voice technology today. He defines frequency, period, and stability, and describes how sound cards use sampling and the Nyquist theorem to convert analogue signals into digital.</p><p>He then recommends some good educational resources and software packages, so you can learn more about signal processing and get started right away on your own programming projects.</p><p>Correction [21/08/2018]: The term 'stationarity' was cited in the episode, but this should have been 'stability'.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Dogac Basaran on Github: <a href="https://github.com/dogacbasaran">https://github.com/dogacbasaran</a></li><li>Dogac Basaran's websites: <a href="https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/">https://dbasaran.wp.imt.fr/</a> and <a href="http://dogacbasaran.com/">http://dogacbasaran.com/</a></li><li>Signal Processing MOOC on Coursera: <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp">https://www.coursera.org/learn/dsp</a>&nbsp;</li><li>MATLAB: <a href="https://matlab.mathworks.com/">https://matlab.mathworks.com/</a></li><li>Python Scipy STFT package: <a href="https://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/generated/scipy.signal.stft.html">https://docs.scipy.org/doc/scipy/reference/generated/scipy.signal.stft.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Humming databases: Jang, ThinkIT, IOSCAS and Task2</li><li>ISMIR association: <a href="http://www.ismir.net/">http://www.ismir.net/</a></li><li>ISMIR 2018 conference: <a href="http://ismir2018.ircam.fr/">http://ismir2018.ircam.fr/</a></li><li>CNRS: <a href="http://www.cnrs.fr/">http://www.cnrs.fr/</a></li><li>IRCAM: <a href="https://www.ircam.fr/">https://www.ircam.fr/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Join the discussion:</b></p><ul><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Facebook group : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-group</a></li><li>Facebook page : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-facebook-page</a></li><li>Follow on Twitter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a></li><li>Email me : <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><b>Support the Voice Tech<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Perception of Smiles in the Voice - Pablo Arias, IRCAM - Voice Tech Podcast ep.007
<p>Pablo Arias is a final-year PhD student in perception and cognitive science at the audio research lab, IRCAM, in Paris. We discuss Pablo's work on how people perceive smiling and non-smiling voices.&nbsp;</p><p>First Pablo explains what cognitive science, neuroscience and perception are, and why research into these areas is so important. He then takes us through the aims, methods, and results of his latest research paper into smiling in the voice, and we discuss the academic and technological implications of his work.</p><p>Pablo shares his advice for budding PhD researchers, and the importance of having a mentor. Then we 'go deep' on how to learn how to listen, and outline the big unanswered questions in the field of perception right now.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Pablo's latest paper on smiling in the voice: <a href="https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30752-8">https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(18)30752-8</a></li><li>Pablo's papers on Google Scholar: <a href="https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=6jMFwJQAAAAJ&amp;hl=en&amp;oi=ao">https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=6jMFwJQAAAAJ&amp;hl=en&amp;oi=ao</a></li><li>Pablo on Twitter: @PabloAriasMusic</li><li>Pablo's email: <a href="mailto:arias@ircam.fr">arias@ircam.fr</a></li><li>Pablo's Black Macaw record label : <a href="https://www.facebook.com/blackmacawprod/">https://www.facebook.com/blackmacawprod/</a></li><li>CREAM team: <a href="http://cream.ircam.fr">http://cream.ircam.fr</a>&nbsp;</li><li>IRCAM: <a href="https://www.ircam.fr">https://www.ircam.fr</a>&nbsp;</li><li>[book] This is your brain on music, J, Levitin: <a href="https://amzn.to/2IYWAbb">https://amzn.to/2IYWAbb</a></li><li>[book] Music, Language, and the Brain, Aniruddh D. Patel: <a href="https://amzn.to/2KXleeh">https://amzn.to/2KXleeh</a></li><li>Neatebox / Welcome app: <a href="https://www.neatebox.com/">https://www.neatebox.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Reddit : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-reddit</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodc<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Deaf Person Calling - Benjamin Etienne, Rogervoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.006
<p>Benjamin Etienne is a data scientist at Rogervoice, a mobile app that allows deaf and hard-of-hearing people to use the telephone. Ben shares his inspirational story about how he taught himself data science and machine learning in the evenings, so he could work in a more technical role. He tells us why he's not keen on Kaggle competitions, and why getting a job in data science is the best way to master it.</p><p>Ben introduces us to the challenges faced by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, and how they can overcome them with the help of voice technology. We cover how Rogervoice works from both functional and technical standpoints, and discuss the pros and cons of using a commercial cloud-based speech API versus developing a custom in-house speech-to-text system. Ben reveals his reasoning behind his choice of machine learning models, and describes the advantages of using connectionist temporal classification (CTC).</p><p>We then discuss the state of data science today, the limitations of current models and data preprocessing techniques, and how an understanding of the underlying psychology and neurology of users can help us design more effective voice technologies.<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from this episode:</b></p><ul><li>Rogervoice: <a href="https://www.rogervoice.com">https://www.rogervoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>CTC intro: <a href="https://distill.pub/2017/ctc/">https://distill.pub/2017/ctc/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>CTC article on Medium: <a href="https://gab41.lab41.org/speech-recognition-you-down-with-ctc-8d3b558943f0">https://gab41.lab41.org/speech-recognition-you-down-with-ctc-8d3b558943f0</a>&nbsp;</li><li>...more show notes on the Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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The Art of Sound in Motion - Greg Beller, IRCAM - Voice Tech Podcast ep.005
<p>Greg Beller is the Head of the Interfaces Research and Creation team the leading audio research laboratory IRCAM in France. He is also the founder of SYNEKINE, a live entertainment company which mixes art and science in the spirit of research.&nbsp;</p><p>We explore the relationship between sound and physical space, and the link between our voices and our gestures. Greg explains what prosody is and its importance in speech and communication. He then demonstrates a number of technological art installations that can modulate the prosody of our speech to augment our capabilities. In the future, this technology will help us to build greater rapport and emotional connection with other humans and voice assistants.&nbsp;</p><p>Greg is a fascinating guest, who shows us how explorations into new forms of artistic expression can lead to new technologies for use in our daily lives.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Greg's website: <a href="http://www.gregbeller.com">http://www.gregbeller.com</a></li><li>Synekine website: <a href="https://synekine.com/">https://synekine.com/</a></li><li>Greg on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/greg_beller">https://twitter.com/greg_beller</a></li><li>Greg's TedX talk: <a href="https://youtu.be/5BQJIFaRDsg">https://youtu.be/5BQJIFaRDsg</a></li><li>Elliptic Labs: <a href="http://www.ellipticlabs.com/">http://www.ellipticlabs.com/</a></li><li>Eyesight Tech: <a href="http://www.eyesight-tech.com/">http://www.eyesight-tech.com/</a></li><li>Neatebox / Welcome app: <a href="https://www.neatebox.com/">https://www.neatebox.com/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Building Knight Rider's KITT - Charles Cadbury, Champers Advisory - Voice Tech Podcast ep.004
<p>In this episode I talk with Charles Cadbury, owner of the London-based technology consultancy, Champers Advisory, about his experience building voice applications, and the fascinating future of voice technology. He was great fun to talk to, and had plenty of surprising facts and interesting stories to share. You're going to really enjoy listening to this episode!&nbsp;</p><p>Charles has built or consulted on over 350 digital products for his clients over the years, covering web, social, mobile, and and now Voice. He has most recently worked with Lola.tech, helping them to create Dazzle.ai, a product that enables personalised digital conversations between travel customers and travel providers across voice and text channels.&nbsp;</p><p>Charles shares his extensive knowledge and experience on a wide range of topics related to voice. We cover the challenges when working with client data, how payment transactions can and will be handled over voice, and how voice assistants will change the landscape of consumer sales and marketing, and much more.&nbsp;<br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Champers Advisory Consultancy <a href="https://champersadvisory.com">https://champersadvisory.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Charles Cadbury Personal Site <a href="https://charlescadbury.com">https://charlescadbury.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Charles Cadbury on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlesCadbury">https://twitter.com/CharlesCadbury</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Dazzle.ai Voice Platform <a href="https://www.dazzle.ai/">https://www.dazzle.ai/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Lola.tech <a href="https://www.lola.tech/">https://www.lola.tech/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Vivatech 2018 Voice Startup Summary - Voice Tech Podcast ep.003
<p>This episode covers 8 of the most interesting voice startups that I found at the Vivatech technology conference in Paris, France.&nbsp;</p><p>Included in this episode is a voice transcription and synthesis mobile app for the hard of hearing, a voice enabled smart alarm clock that can monitor your sleep quality, a robot behaviour system that delivers CMS content in person, and a comprehensive voice assistant platform that can handle multiple requests in a single query. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview.</b> To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Rogervoice mobile app: <a href="http://rogervoice.com">http://rogervoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Ideta voice assistant platform: <a href="http://meet-ideta.com/">http://meet-ideta.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Holi / Bonjour alarm clock: <a href="http://holi.io/">http://holi.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Askhub analytics: <a href="https://www.askhub.io/">https://www.askhub.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Acapela group speech synthesis: <a href="http://www.acapela-group.com/">http://www.acapela-group.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Humanizing technologies: <a href="http://humanizing.com/">http://humanizing.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Cochlear.ai acoustic event detection: <a href="http://cochlear.ai">http://cochlear.ai</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Soundhound Houndify voice assistant platform: <a href="https://www.houndify.com/">https://www.houndify.com/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Voice AI for eCommerce - John Fitzpatrick, Voysis - Voice Tech Podcast ep.002
<p>John Fitzpatrick is the VP of Product &amp; Engineering at Voysis, a leading voice technology company that builds custom Voice AI solutions for businesses. They are currently focused on the ecommerce vertical, helping to voice-enable mobile apps and websites to augment the shopping experience.&nbsp;</p><p>In our conversation we cover a range of topics including the major components of the Voysis system, the technologies and tools John's team used to build it, and the challenges they faced. We also discuss how Voysis protects a user's privacy and the implications of the GDPR regulation that comes into force soon.&nbsp;</p><p>It was a pleasure to talk with John and learn from such an experienced engineer. Whether you're currently building voice AI systems or are just interested in learning about how they work, this episode will have plenty for you. <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview. </b>To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a></p><p><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Voysis: <a href="https://voysis.com/">https://voysis.com/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>EESEN project: <a href="https://github.com/srvk/eesen">https://github.com/srvk/eesen</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kaldi toolkit: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html">http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Open FST library: <a href="http://openfst.org/twiki/bin/view/FST/WebHome">http://openfst.org/twiki/bin/view/FST/WebHome</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spacy NLP toolkit: <a href="https://spacy.io/">https://spacy.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kubernetes containerized application management: <a href="https://kubernetes.io/">https://kubernetes.io/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Luigi batch process automation: <a href="https://github.com/spotify/luigi">https://github.com/spotify/luigi</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Oxford Deep NLP course (from deepmind team): <a href="https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/teaching/courses/2016-2017/dl/">https://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/teaching/courses/2016-2017/dl/</a></li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Leave a 5 star review on Stitcher: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a></li><li>Become a patron at: <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-patreon</a></li><li>Message me on Twitter <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-twitter</a>, or email <a href="mailto:carl@voicetechpodcast.com">carl@voicetechpodcast.com</a></li></ul><p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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Speech to Text - Eric Bolo, Batvoice - Voice Tech Podcast ep.001
<p>Eric Bolo is the CTO of Batvoice Technologies, a speech analytics startup based in Paris, France. Eric talks about building a custom speech-to-text system for their flagship product, Call Watch.&nbsp;</p><p>He introduces us to speech analytics and audio-mining, and describes some typical applications. We go into detail about speech-to-text (STT) technologies, and discuss the pros and cons of using cloud STT services such as Google speech versus building a custom STT system yourself.&nbsp;</p><p>Eric tells us about the latest open source tools and frameworks for building STT systems, and how to get that precious voice data to train our models. We learn how to build and annotate a custom voice dataset ourselves, and hear his advice on starting a voice first company.&nbsp;</p><p>This is a great first episode to kick off the series! Eric is super smart, with excellent technical skills and a real passion for voice technology. We already know each other quite well, so I couldn't think of anyone I'd rather have as my first guest on the show. I know you're gonna enjoy hearing what he had to say! <br><br><b>This is a time-limited preview. </b>To hear the full episode, and access the full catalogue of episodes and bonus content, become a Voice Tech Pro <a href="https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro">https://voicetechpodcast.com/pro</a><br><br><b>Links from the show:</b></p><ul><li>Batvoice / Callwatch: <a href="http://www.batvoice.com">http://www.batvoice.com</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google speech API: <a href="https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/">https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Microsoft Translator Speech API: <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/speech.aspx">https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/translator/speech.aspx</a>&nbsp;</li><li>IBM Watson: <a href="https://www.ibm.com/watson/services/text-to-speech/">https://www.ibm.com/watson/services/text-to-speech/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Kaldi toolkit for speech recognition: <a href="http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html">http://kaldi-asr.org/doc/about.html</a>&nbsp;</li><li>EESEN speech recognition framework: <a href="https://github.com/srvk/eesen">https://github.com/srvk/eesen</a>&nbsp;</li><li>European Language Resources Association: <a href="http://www.elra.info/en/">http://www.elra.info/en/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Mozilla Common Voice Project: <a href="https://voice.mozilla.org/en">https://voice.mozilla.org/en</a>&nbsp;</li><li>TEDlium English speech recognition training corpus from TED talks: <a href="http://www.openslr.org/7/">http://www.openslr.org/7/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Voxforge GPL Transcribed Speech corpus: <a href="http://www.voxforge.org/">http://www.voxforge.org/</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Amazon Mechanical Turk: <a href="https://www.mturk.com/">https://www.mturk.com/</a>&nbsp;</li></ul><p><b>Subscribe to get future episodes:</b></p><ul><li>Apple iTunes : <a href="https://apple.co/2LqW4ol">https://apple.co/2LqW4ol</a></li><li>Google Podcasts : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-google</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Google Android : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-android</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Stitcher : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-stitcher</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Spotify : <a href="https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm">https://spoti.fi/2IZr5hm</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Alexa : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-alexa</a></li><li>Newsletter : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast-newsletter</a>&nbsp;</li><li>Website : <a href="http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast">http://bit.ly/voicetechpodcast</a></li></ul><p><b>How to support the Voice Tech Podcast:</b></p><ul><li>Tell a friend about us or share on social media!</li><li>Leave a 5 star review on iTunes: <a href="h<p><a rel="payment" href="https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast">Support the show</a> (https://patreon.com/voicetechpodcast)</p>
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